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dreamwalker
09-09-2007, 02:23 AM
There was a time when a 6-8 man mountain by the name of Bonifacio “Bonnie” de Jesus towered over a lean batch of big men in the late 1970s. De Jesus carried the national team colors in the 1978 Asian Youth basketball championship. The RP youth team was able to defend its crown this despite using Bonnie de Jesus sparingly. He was slow and lumbering, typical of most big men at that time and was only able to play the game not because of his talent but due to his enormous size. He starred in a tagalong movie entitled “Mong” which was a comic character depicting the struggles of a very tall basketball player. Nothing was heard from de Jesus after the movie until his demise in the early 1980s.

The tallest PBA player on record is the 7-0 Edward Joseph Feihl who last donned the red and white jersey of the Red Bull Barakos. Feihl had meaningful stints with Ginebra (who drafted him second overall in the 1995 PBA Draft), Purefoods and Alaska. He tried out for a spot in the Welcoat Dragons roster in the offseason but failed to impress coach Leo Austria. Other PBA players who surpassed the 6-8 mark was former Shell beanpole Frederick Canlas, a 6-9 giant whom the Oilers drafted 7th overall in the 2001 PBA Draft (yes, ahead of Renren Ritualo), Air21 Express’ 6-8 Yancy de Ocampo, ex-Ginebra and Alaska player 6-9 James Walkvist, and former Swift, Tanduay and Purefoods gangling 6-9 250lb Bonel Balingit.

The tallest Filipino ever who played the game based on my recollection was the 7-3 Raul Dillo. Dillo created a lot of fuss when he first burst the basketball scene with a stint at the 1994 Palarong Pambansa. He stood beside a 5-2 teammate who was the shortest player in the tournament. Dillo was enlisted by the University of the East Red Warriors as a member of its training team but failed to make the grade. After his UE stint, he took his acts to the MBA where he became a sideshow to the San Juan Knights. Dillo never played a single game in the MBA. He then drifted to showbizness playing bit roles as either a monster or a Kapre (a Philippine mythical figure similar to Bigfoot in the West).

Today, the title of the tallest active PBA player is being shared by Sta. Lucia Realty’s 6-9 Marlou Aquino, Red Bull’s 6-9 Mick Pennisi, San Miguel’s injured center 6-9 Andy Seigle and Talk N Text’s 6-9 Asi Taulava.

Before the time of the Marlou Aquinos and Asi Taulavas of this generation, there was the 6-6 Romulo “Big Mama” Mamaril and the 6-7 Adriano “Dong” Polistico who manned the courts of Ultra, Cuneta Astrodome and the Araneta Coliseum. They were the tallest PBA players in the late 1990s and cast fear on court because of their mean streak and gargantuan size. Mamaril was a lean, towering slotman who could score inside and block shots. He played a total of 449 games in 11 years averaging 4.7 ppg and 4.6 rpg for Crispa, Manhattan, Tanduay, Anejo and Shell. Polistico, on the other hand, made a name for himself as an enforcer, the one tasked to defend against the other team’s best frontcourt players. He played 433 games in the PBA averaging 3.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg for Alaska Milk and San Miguel Beer. He donned the national colors in the 1994 Asian Games and the 1999 Jones Cup.

6-10 Samigue Eman finally made it to the PBA , he will replace the likes of Mick Pennisi and Andy Seigle as one of the tallest active PBA players. Eman, 24, unlike other traditional big men, is no slouch. He is very mobile and well-coordinated. He moves with grace, dunks with authority and blocks shots with impunity. At one time during the past PBL conference, he led the league in block shots with an astonishing 4 blocks a game. He is still on the verge of developing into a solid player and has very raw fundamentals. The consensus is he will get better as he earns enough experience playing against tough competition. He could have made it into the big league as one of three players Welcoat Dragons planned to elevate directly but got nixed.

Another set of tall youngsters – 6-9 ultra-athletic pair of Japeth Aguilar and Gian Chiu – are currently playing and studying abroad. If they both make into the NBA in the near future, they will get into the record books as the first Filipino(s) to ever make it into the majors. If they fail, well, at least, they had a good training ground to be a successful professional basketball player in the Philippines.

Tallest Filipino Basketball Players of All-Time
Note: Height is based on the measurements that appear in various media sources and not necessarily the actual physical measurements. If you know the actual height of these players, please tell me.

1) Raul Dillo 7’3” University of the East (UAAP), San Juan Knights (MBA)
2) EJ Feihl 7’0” Adamson University (UAAP), Ginebra, Purefoods, Alaska, Red Bull (PBA)
3) Samigue Eman 6’10” University of Mindanao, Rain or Shine (PBL)
4) Andrew John Seigle 6’9” Talk N Text, Purefoods, Brgy Ginebra (PBA)
5) James Walkvist 6’9” Ginebra (PBA)
6) Marlou Aquino 6’9” Adamson University (UAAP), Ginebra, Sta Lucia Realty (PBA)
7) Bonnel Balingit 6’9” Swift, Tanduay, Purefoods (PBA)
8) Mick Pennisi 6’9” Red Bull (PBA)
9) Frederick Canlas 6’9” Formula Shell (PBA)
10) Asi Taulava 6’9” Talk N Text (PBA)
11) Japeth Aguilar 6’9” Ateneo (UAAP), Western Kentucky University (NCAA)
12) Gian Chiu 6’9” Ateneo HS (UAAP)
13) Paolo Napo 6’9” University of the East (UAAP)
14) Danny Jomamil 6’9” Adamson University (UAAP)
15) Yancy de Ocampo 6’8” St Francis (NCRAA), Air21, Talk N Text (PBA)
16) Raffy Reavies 6’8” Swift, Brgy Ginebra (PBA)
17) Joachim Thoss 6’8” Alaska (PBA)
18) Bonifacio de Jesus 6’8” RP Team Youth Asian Games (1978)
19) Don Yabut 6’8” Far Eastern University (UAAP), Welcoat (PBL)
20) Francis de Leon 6’8” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
21) Jason Ballesteros 6’8” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
22) Eric Suguitan 6’8” University of the East (UAAP)
23) Lawrence Bonus 6’7” University of Manila, Montana (PBL)
24) Alex Crisano 6’7” Ginebra, Tanduay (PBA)
25) Dong Polistico 6’7” Alaska (PBA)
26) Cris Bolado 6’7” National University (UAAP), Alaska, Swift, Ginebra, Purefoods (PBA)
27) Mark Kong 6’7” Adamson University (UAAP), Alaska, San Miguel (PBA)
28) Mark Andaya 6’7” Letran College (NCAA), Talk N Text (PBA)
29) Vincent San Diego 6’7” De La Salle University (UAAP)
30) Gilbert Lao 6’7” University of Sto. Thomas (UAAP) Coca Cola, Welcoat (PBA)
31) Dorian Peρa 6’7” Cornell University (NCAA), San Miguel (PBA)
32) Giovanni Pineda 6’7” Adamson University (UAAP), Alaska (PBA)
33) Clark “Pep” Moore 6’7” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
34) Philip Butel 6’7” University of the East (UAAP)
35) Dino Berame 6’7” University of the Visayas (CESAFI)

Do you know other taller Filipino basketball players?

Tallest Filipinas Ever....???????

Lebron23
09-09-2007, 02:36 AM
1) Raul Dillo 7’2” University of the East (UAAP), San Juan Knights (MBA)
2) EJ Feihl 7’0” Adamson University (UAAP), Ginebra, Purefoods, Alaska, Red Bull (PBA)
3) Samigue Eman 6’8” University of Mindanao, Rain or Shine (PBL)
4) Andrew John Seigle 6’7 3/4” Talk N Text, Purefoods, Brgy Ginebra (PBA)
5) James Walkvist 6’8” Ginebra (PBA)
6) Marlou Aquino 6’9” Adamson University (UAAP), Ginebra, Sta Lucia Realty (PBA)
7) Bonnel Balingit 6’8” Swift, Tanduay, Purefoods (PBA)
8) Mick Pennisi 6’8” Red Bull (PBA)
9) Frederick Canlas 6’9” Formula Shell (PBA)
10) Asi Taulava 6’7 3/4” Talk N Text (PBA)
11) Japeth Aguilar 6’7” Ateneo (UAAP), Western Kentucky University (NCAA)
12) Gian Chiu 6’7” Ateneo HS (UAAP)
13) Paolo Napo 6’9” University of the East (UAAP)
14) Danny Jomamil 6’9” Adamson University (UAAP)
15) Yancy de Ocampo 6’8” St Francis (NCRAA), Air21, Talk N Text (PBA)
16) Raffy Reavies 6’7” Swift, Brgy Ginebra (PBA)
17) Joachim Thoss 6’7” Alaska (PBA)
18) Bonifacio de Jesus 6’8” RP Team Youth Asian Games (1978)
19) Don Yabut 6’7” Far Eastern University (UAAP), Welcoat (PBL)
20) Francis de Leon 6’8” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
21) Jason Ballesteros 6’8” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
22) Eric Suguitan 6’8” University of the East (UAAP)
23) Lawrence Bonus 6’7” University of Manila, Montana (PBL)
24) Alex Crisano 6’5” Ginebra, Tanduay (PBA)
25) Dong Polistico 6’7” Alaska (PBA)
26) Cris Bolado 6’7” National University (UAAP), Alaska, Swift, Ginebra, Purefoods (PBA)
27) Mark Kong 6’5” Adamson University (UAAP), Alaska, San Miguel (PBA)
28) Mark Andaya 6’7” Letran College (NCAA), Talk N Text (PBA)
29) Vincent San Diego 6’7” De La Salle University (UAAP)
30) Gilbert Lao 6’6” University of Sto. Thomas (UAAP) Coca Cola, Welcoat (PBA)
31) Dorian Peρa 6’6” Cornell University (NCAA), San Miguel (PBA)
32) Giovanni Pineda 6’5” Adamson University (UAAP), Alaska (PBA)
33) Clark “Pep” Moore 6’7” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
34) Philip Butel 6’7” University of the East (UAAP)
35) Dino Berame 6’7” University of the Visayas (CESAFI)
36. Ervin Sotto - 6'5" St. Francis University, former Ginebra
37. Joe Devance- 6'7 3/4"- Welcoat Dragons

Do you know other taller Filipino basketball players?

http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/9225/pba.html

1997 PBA Season Unofficial site

thayil
09-09-2007, 07:49 AM
how about Bacon? I forgot his first name, he is about 6'9 - 6'10.

I think he played for UPHR during NCAA 2001.. that time he was abused by Kerby Raymundo who is playing For Letran.:D

armorpiercing
09-09-2007, 11:23 AM
1) Raul Dillo 7’2” University of the East (UAAP), San Juan Knights (MBA)
2) EJ Feihl 7’0” Adamson University (UAAP), Ginebra, Purefoods, Alaska, Red Bull (PBA)
3) Samigue Eman 6’8” University of Mindanao, Rain or Shine (PBL)
4) Andrew John Seigle 6’7 3/4” Talk N Text, Purefoods, Brgy Ginebra (PBA)
5) James Walkvist 6’8” Ginebra (PBA)
6) Marlou Aquino 6’9” Adamson University (UAAP), Ginebra, Sta Lucia Realty (PBA)
7) Bonnel Balingit 6’8” Swift, Tanduay, Purefoods (PBA)
8) Mick Pennisi 6’8” Red Bull (PBA)
9) Frederick Canlas 6’9” Formula Shell (PBA)
10) Asi Taulava 6’7 3/4” Talk N Text (PBA)
11) Japeth Aguilar 6’7” Ateneo (UAAP), Western Kentucky University (NCAA)
12) Gian Chiu 6’7” Ateneo HS (UAAP)
13) Paolo Napo 6’9” University of the East (UAAP)
14) Danny Jomamil 6’9” Adamson University (UAAP)
15) Yancy de Ocampo 6’8” St Francis (NCRAA), Air21, Talk N Text (PBA)
16) Raffy Reavies 6’7” Swift, Brgy Ginebra (PBA)
17) Joachim Thoss 6’7” Alaska (PBA)
18) Bonifacio de Jesus 6’8” RP Team Youth Asian Games (1978)
19) Don Yabut 6’7” Far Eastern University (UAAP), Welcoat (PBL)
20) Francis de Leon 6’8” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
21) Jason Ballesteros 6’8” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
22) Eric Suguitan 6’8” University of the East (UAAP)
23) Lawrence Bonus 6’7” University of Manila, Montana (PBL)
24) Alex Crisano 6’5” Ginebra, Tanduay (PBA)
25) Dong Polistico 6’7” Alaska (PBA)
26) Cris Bolado 6’7” National University (UAAP), Alaska, Swift, Ginebra, Purefoods (PBA)
27) Mark Kong 6’5” Adamson University (UAAP), Alaska, San Miguel (PBA)
28) Mark Andaya 6’7” Letran College (NCAA), Talk N Text (PBA)
29) Vincent San Diego 6’7” De La Salle University (UAAP)
30) Gilbert Lao 6’6” University of Sto. Thomas (UAAP) Coca Cola, Welcoat (PBA)
31) Dorian Peρa 6’6” Cornell University (NCAA), San Miguel (PBA)
32) Giovanni Pineda 6’5” Adamson University (UAAP), Alaska (PBA)
33) Clark “Pep” Moore 6’7” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
34) Philip Butel 6’7” University of the East (UAAP)
35) Dino Berame 6’7” University of the Visayas (CESAFI)
36. Ervin Sotto - 6'5" St. Francis University, former Ginebra

Do you know other taller Filipino basketball players?

http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/9225/pba.html

1997 PBA Season Unofficial site
HOW ABOUT MONG HE PLAYED IN THE NBA ( sa komiks ) just kidding> peace bro.

Lebron23
09-09-2007, 12:23 PM
I also add 6'7 Marc Anthony Nanninga, former UST Growling Tigers, I thought he will be a special player in the UAAP but it turns out he was just an ordinaly role player. He did not actually blossom in the UAAP and after 2 seasons, he was waived by the team in 2003.

http://www.ubelt.com/uaap/mbb/player.aspx?id=173

2001 UAAP Season

2.8 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 0.3 APG, 0.8 BPG


2002 UAAP Season

1.3 PPG, 1.3 RPG, 0.0 APG, 0.3 BPG

Advincula
09-09-2007, 12:53 PM
Raymond Lacson - 6'9", De La Salle Univ

thugpinoy
09-09-2007, 10:08 PM
how about Bacon? I forgot his first name, he is about 6'9 - 6'10.

I think he played for UPHR during NCAA 2001.. that time he was abused by Kerby Raymundo who is playing For Letran.:D

I think Adrian Bacon passed away already.. the cause, i dont know..
maybe we can ask our resident wikepedia guy here in IBN.. Mr. Anthony Servinio

thugpinoy
09-09-2007, 10:17 PM
Romulo Mamaril
Homer Se
Adonis Sta.Maria
Ford Arao
Ruel Buenaventura

KobeWanKenobi
09-10-2007, 01:14 AM
6'6 players are already the norm in the PBA. Those standing 6'7 and above should be prioritized in the list instead.

Speaking of 6'6, Eric Menk was measured at 6'6 in bare feet by the NT coaching staff two years ago when the NT pool was started.

bolabasket
09-10-2007, 02:26 AM
this is an 0ld article some 3 years ago...

bolabasket
09-10-2007, 02:39 AM
6-8 Samigue Eman has 3 younger brothers: 6-4 Fernando, 21, 6-7 Christopher, 20 and 6-6 Spencer, 18

thayil
09-10-2007, 04:36 AM
I think Adrian Bacon passed away already.. the cause, i dont know..
maybe we can ask our resident wikepedia guy here in IBN.. Mr. Anthony Servinio


aww really? Im not surprise if its Health Problems. He is very thin eh.. :(

friedbrains
09-10-2007, 07:52 AM
6-8 Samigue Eman has 3 younger brothers: 6-4 Fernando, 21, 6-7 Christopher, 20 and 6-6 Spencer, 18


Let's get all the EMAN's. Cousins, sisters, hell even young uncles and aunties! :D :D :D

donmar
09-10-2007, 08:02 AM
Have you guys forgot about that 8 foot guy from Mount Apo... remember him... he's in a middle of a basketball training right now... the SBP officials hired a professional-personal trainer to teach him the fundamental rules on how to play proper basketball... they're trying to train him with a Spalding or a Molten... the 8 foot guy was born in Mount Apo and learn to play basketball the Filipino way.. although he plays barefooted and use Coconut as a Basketball...

KamoteQ
09-10-2007, 08:33 AM
Have you guys forgot about that 8 foot guy from Mount Apo... remember him... he's in a middle of a basketball training right now... the SBP officials hired a professional-personal trainer to teach him the fundamental rules on how to play proper basketball... they're trying to train him with a Spalding or a Molten... the 8 foot guy was born in Mount Apo and learn to play basketball the Filipino way.. although he plays barefooted and use Coconut as a Basketball...

I think you're lying...
Is that true?? or what??

onono1
09-10-2007, 08:47 AM
Have you guys forgot about that 8 foot guy from Mount Apo... remember him... he's in a middle of a basketball training right now... the SBP officials hired a professional-personal trainer to teach him the fundamental rules on how to play proper basketball... they're trying to train him with a Spalding or a Molten... the 8 foot guy was born in Mount Apo and learn to play basketball the Filipino way.. although he plays barefooted and use Coconut as a Basketball...

Yeah i heard that 8 foot guy from mt. apo, the thing is he was circumsized last summer but unfortunately got infected. Intelligence reports say he can't jump nor run because his balls got bigger the size of watermelon ;) Well, i dont know if he has healed already....

thugpinoy
09-10-2007, 08:49 AM
Michael Otto
Eric Canlas
Rysal Castro

donmar
09-10-2007, 08:50 AM
Yeah i heard that 8 foot guy from mt. apo, the thing is he was circumsized last summer but unfortunately got infected. Intelligence reports say he can't jump nor run because his balls got bigger the size of watermelon ;) Well, i dont know if he has healed already....

Oh yeah... thats why he was sent to the U.S. its for medication.. I thought he's going for basketball training... :D:D:D:D ... Oh well!

thugpinoy
09-10-2007, 09:15 AM
i thought the tallest human in the world stands 7'9??? this guy who got married couple of months back from NOKOR...

Lebron23
09-10-2007, 09:19 AM
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2004/05/02/430_stadnyk,0.jpg


Leonid StadnykЛеонід Стадник
Born 1971
Podolyantsi, Chudnivsky Raion,
Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Known for Tallest living human being
Height 2.57 m (8 ft 5 in)
Weight 200 kg (440 lb)

Leonid Stadnyk (Ukrainian: Леонід Іванович Стадник) (born 1971 in Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union) is the world's tallest living man according to Guinness World Records 2008.[1] He is a certified veterinarian and veterinary surgeon and lives with his mother in the village of Podolyantsi, Ukraine. He claims to be 2.57 m (8 ft 5 in) tall, and claims to be about 200 kg (440 lb) (April, 2004). He also claims to have the largest palm size recorded, at 31 cm (12Ό in) long (this claim has not been independently verified).[2]

Leonid Stadnyk's excessive growth began after brain surgery when he was 12 years old. He developed a pituitary gland tumor which caused the gland to secrete large amounts of growth hormone, resulting in what doctors describe as acromegalic gigantism.

He has claimed to be the tallest man in the world much earlier, but had not been recognized as such, as he previously refused to be measured according to Guinness World Records procedures.

On August 8, 2007, Guinness book's spokeswoman Amarilis Espinoza stated that in the 2008 edition of the record book, Mr Stadnyk at 2.57m, replaces Bao Xishun, a native of Inner Mongolia in China who stands 2.36 m.[3]

A Pravda news report in Spring 2006 reported that Leonid Stadnyk grew 2 cm (0.79 in) in the previous year, not accounting the time between the original Spring 2004 report and Spring 2005. According to Pravda, his health is slowly failing in that he needs to hold on to limbs of trees and the side of his house to walk about. A group of Ukrainian business people donated a satellite dish and a computer to Stadnyk and now he is on the Internet.

donmar
09-10-2007, 09:30 AM
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2004/05/02/430_stadnyk,0.jpg


Leonid StadnykЛеонід Стадник
Born 1971
Podolyantsi, Chudnivsky Raion,
Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Known for Tallest living human being
Height 2.57 m (8 ft 5 in)
Weight 200 kg (440 lb)

Leonid Stadnyk (Ukrainian: Леонід Іванович Стадник) (born 1971 in Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union) is the world's tallest living man according to Guinness World Records 2008.[1] He is a certified veterinarian and veterinary surgeon and lives with his mother in the village of Podolyantsi, Ukraine. He claims to be 2.57 m (8 ft 5 in) tall, and claims to be about 200 kg (440 lb) (April, 2004). He also claims to have the largest palm size recorded, at 31 cm (12Ό in) long (this claim has not been independently verified).[2]

Leonid Stadnyk's excessive growth began after brain surgery when he was 12 years old. He developed a pituitary gland tumor which caused the gland to secrete large amounts of growth hormone, resulting in what doctors describe as acromegalic gigantism.

He has claimed to be the tallest man in the world much earlier, but had not been recognized as such, as he previously refused to be measured according to Guinness World Records procedures.

On August 8, 2007, Guinness book's spokeswoman Amarilis Espinoza stated that in the 2008 edition of the record book, Mr Stadnyk at 2.57m, replaces Bao Xishun, a native of Inner Mongolia in China who stands 2.36 m.[3]

A Pravda news report in Spring 2006 reported that Leonid Stadnyk grew 2 cm (0.79 in) in the previous year, not accounting the time between the original Spring 2004 report and Spring 2005. According to Pravda, his health is slowly failing in that he needs to hold on to limbs of trees and the side of his house to walk about. A group of Ukrainian business people donated a satellite dish and a computer to Stadnyk and now he is on the Internet.

Somebody should inform SBP to naturalize this guy!!!!:D:D:D

DaveMap2007
09-10-2007, 10:22 AM
aww really? Im not surprise if its Health Problems. He is very thin eh.. :(

Francis Adrian Bacon died of a heart ailment.....very nice in person and friendly......i went to UPHR in my high school years and this guy was the thinnest and tallest in the college varsity team when they walk around the school....he played briefly in the PBL after college....

b3lowzro
09-10-2007, 10:31 AM
I think you're lying...
Is that true?? or what??

no he's not lying

KamoteQ
09-10-2007, 11:17 AM
no he's not lying

Maybe he's not...

bolabasket
09-10-2007, 11:31 AM
Oh yeah... thats why he was sent to the U.S. its for medication.. I thought he's going for basketball training... :D:D:D:D ... Oh well!
guess he's in the US now with different type of balls...that is.:D

ankle breaker
09-10-2007, 04:10 PM
let's allow our tall ladies to go to eman's house in mindanao to breed. imagine how tall his brothers are. they can help augment the height problems for our future players.:D :D

donmar
09-11-2007, 02:56 AM
guess he's in the US now with different type of balls...that is.:D

hehehehehe!!!.. lol! :D:D:D:D

dreamwalker
09-13-2007, 09:18 PM
let's allow our tall ladies to go to eman's house in mindanao to breed. imagine how tall his brothers are. they can help augment the height problems for our future players.:D :D


Hummm, it's like raising a poultry farm right in your own backyard.:D

thadzonline
09-14-2007, 04:17 AM
Yeah i heard that 8 foot guy from mt. apo, the thing is he was circumsized last summer but unfortunately got infected. Intelligence reports say he can't jump nor run because his balls got bigger the size of watermelon ;) Well, i dont know if he has healed already....

what is the name of this guy?

any more detailed information about that 6-8 Almagordo kid(14 years old sophomore) from Agro High School in Davao City?

how about Raymond Lacson? is the 6-9 listing for real? does he play ball?

donmar
09-14-2007, 04:49 AM
Update for the 8 foot guy from Mount Apo!... he's recovering from his swelling balls in the US... a friend of mine in Davao told me that his father is a Kapre living in Mount Apo and his mother is a distant relative of the Emans...

Reports are that the trainers are still struggling to teach the guy how to use proper basketball since the 8 foot guy grow up playing with coconuts as a basketball in Mount Apo... SBP is now considering hiring a foreign coach from the Alps in South America since the Himalayans were using rocks as basketball ... :D:D:D:D:D

kerouac82
09-14-2007, 04:51 AM
As Ghostrider said in another thread here, the Davao kid's name is Joel Ambohot. And yes, he's 6'8".

There really was a Raymond Lacson playing for DLSU, and he was 6'9". However, he didn't focus on basketball. He went on to get an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management and became an executive for PAL.

There was another 6'9" player for DLSU, Vincent San Diego out of Quezon City Science HS. However, he didn't really impress. He's now in UP-Diliman, studying for a master's degree.

thadzonline
09-14-2007, 05:01 AM
Hope that 8 footer guy from Mt. Apo is no urban legend..

Does Joel Ambohot play ball? is he good? just wondering here...

bolabasket
09-14-2007, 05:40 AM
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2004/05/02/430_stadnyk,0.jpg

this photo looks suspicious.....just look at Leonid's shoes. It's as if he's standing on his heels. Maybe his original photo was just pasted on this photo using photoshop or some other software...:confused:

thadzonline
09-14-2007, 06:37 PM
this photo looks suspicious.....just look at Leonid's shoes. It's as if he's standing on his heels. Maybe his original photo was just pasted on this photo using photoshop or some other software...:confused:

yeah, the blending just gives it away

dreamwalker
09-14-2007, 06:57 PM
Have you guys forgot about that 8 foot guy from Mount Apo... remember him... he's in a middle of a basketball training right now... the SBP officials hired a professional-personal trainer to teach him the fundamental rules on how to play proper basketball... they're trying to train him with a Spalding or a Molten... the 8 foot guy was born in Mount Apo and learn to play basketball the Filipino way.. although he plays barefooted and use Coconut as a Basketball...

can I get your source please......just curious.....

Must have something to do with Mt. Apo, some people grow tall in this area.....:D

ankle breaker
09-14-2007, 09:43 PM
As Ghostrider said in another thread here, the Davao kid's name is Joel Ambohot. And yes, he's 6'8".

There really was a Raymond Lacson playing for DLSU, and he was 6'9". However, he didn't focus on basketball. He went on to get an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management and became an executive for PAL.

There was another 6'9" player for DLSU, Vincent San Diego out of Quezon City Science HS. However, he didn't really impress. He's now in UP-Diliman, studying for a master's degree.
i've known a player whose surname is ambohot and also tall around 6'2" and he's a monster in our barangay league. could be a relative of this joel ambohot.

vincent san diego played for la salle and was even fielded by the negros slashers in the MBA.

bolabasket
09-15-2007, 02:49 AM
i've known a player whose surname is ambohot and also tall around 6'2" and he's a monster in our barangay league. could be a relative of this joel ambohot.

vincent san diego played for la salle and was even fielded by the negros slashers in the MBA.

maybe he's really 6-2 but with 6-inch heels.:D

thadzonline
09-15-2007, 06:19 AM
yeah, any news link to that Mt. Apo guy or any visual confirmation at least

dreamwalker
09-16-2007, 03:13 AM
yeah, any news link to that Mt. Apo guy or any visual confirmation at least

If my recollection serves me right there were two APO's existed or still exist, one was the APO Macoy, the pride of the ilocoslovakia and the trio of Jim Paredes, Danny Javier and Boboy Garrovillo :D Sorry just bugging you.....;)

But that 8-foot guy from Mt. Apo might be another "Rural Legend" (if this is the proper term for it) an offspring of a forest deity (diwata) and Apo Laki, where he probably got his height.

FYI, Apo Laki is the son of Bathala, the Tagalog god of the sun and lord of war. To the Pangasinese, Apo Laki is the god Ama-Kaoley.....at least we have Laki (Tall) in our native folklore...hehehe

No wonder Filipinos are just malakas (strong) and maganda (beautiful), never been tall in ancient memory....

demonyito
09-16-2007, 05:30 AM
Tallest Filipinas Ever....???????

i heard that Bonel Balingit's sister is 6'5

thadzonline
09-16-2007, 04:59 PM
i heard that Bonel Balingit's sister is 6'5

and where have you come across this?

hey, any update on that APO Guy and more details on Joel Ambohot please

b3lowzro
09-16-2007, 05:20 PM
hey, any update on that APO Guy

some people takes things too seriously...

onono1
09-17-2007, 02:42 AM
some people takes things too seriously...

Hahahahahahaha :D . You cant blame them.

thadzonline
09-17-2007, 02:51 AM
some people takes things too seriously...

well, just got too excited hehehe...so that 8 foot guy from the Apo mountainside is a hoax after all...you all got me there..hehehe :p

Ventisei26
09-17-2007, 09:15 AM
the 8 ft guy in Mt. Apo is a hoax, besides coconut trees don't grow in Mt. Apo because it is cold up there. Unless they bring the coconut up there. :D

onono1
09-17-2007, 09:28 AM
the 8 ft guy in Mt. Apo is a hoax, besides coconut trees don't grow in Mt. Apo because it is cold up there. Unless they bring the coconut up there. :D

Hahahahahahahaha, there's coconut in mt. apo mind you dude...

ankle breaker
09-17-2007, 05:11 PM
Hahahahahahahaha, there's coconut in mt. apo mind you dude...
at the foot of mt. apo im sure there is a coconut tree.

thadzonline
09-18-2007, 06:53 AM
some people takes things too seriously...

there's a guy who stood at least 7 feet who works with us..he's an electrician...case is he uses a ladder thats why he's tall when you get to see him fixing our light bulbs :D:p

bolabasket
09-18-2007, 09:47 AM
the 8 ft guy in Mt. Apo is a hoax, besides coconut trees don't grow in Mt. Apo because it is cold up there. Unless they bring the coconut up there. :D
agree....maybe he got the power from the coconut milk...VCO:D :D :D

ankle breaker
09-18-2007, 09:51 PM
mt. apo has many mysteries. maybe the apo man or giant is one of them.

b3lowzro
09-19-2007, 02:14 PM
mt. apo has many mysteries. maybe the apo man or giant is one of them.

well the Philippines is really a mysterious place... Foreign players becoming half pinoys and missing government contracts

ankle breaker
09-19-2007, 05:32 PM
well the Philippines is really a mysterious place... Foreign players becoming half pinoys and missing government contracts
not only in the philippines but to any place in the world where you can see filipinos, hocus pocos will surely excel.

dreamwalker
09-20-2007, 11:35 PM
As Ghostrider said in another thread here, the Davao kid's name is Joel Ambohot. And yes, he's 6'8".

There really was a Raymond Lacson playing for DLSU, and he was 6'9". However, he didn't focus on basketball. He went on to get an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management and became an executive for PAL.

There was another 6'9" player for DLSU, Vincent San Diego out of Quezon City Science HS. However, he didn't really impress. He's now in UP-Diliman, studying for a master's degree.

How ironic for RP basketball such a waste of height, but for Lacson and San Diego ? they have their personal reasons, basketball must not be their thing.....I suppose they see things in a different light, a more stable and long serving career as bigtime executives. I wonder if we see Guian the doctor someday or Guian the basketball superstar.........???

kerouac82
09-21-2007, 02:47 AM
Height isn't everything. The people mentioned above chose to use their intellect instead.

DaveMap2007
09-21-2007, 11:24 AM
Height isn't everything. The people mentioned above chose to use their intellect instead.
Agree.....many here are height enthusiast..for some people here...every time they here a 6'8 above guy anywhere even from the bushes they already overhyping them...........De guzman kid,this Davao kid you have think quality first...............SAn Diego, Lacson those guys they didnt want to be that much tall they have different goals and dreams in life just like us...YOU CANT FORCE SOMEBODY AGAINST HIS WILL....then consider youre self a communist bastard...

ankle breaker
09-21-2007, 02:47 PM
Height isn't everything. The people mentioned above chose to use their intellect instead.
gian chiu will follow soon. he's preparing to become a doctor that's why he enrolled at oberlin college which is known for it.

onono1
09-22-2007, 04:56 AM
Height isn't everything. The people mentioned above chose to use their intellect instead.

Well, its because these tall people were not born to wear basketball jersey for a living but to become business or company executives someday...;) Maybe san diego and co. love basketball too, unfortunately basketball don't love them, hehehe.

Dinamita
09-22-2007, 06:09 AM
Agree.....many here are height enthusiast..for some people here...every time they here a 6'8 above guy anywhere even from the bushes they already overhyping them...........De guzman kid,this Davao kid you have think quality first...............SAn Diego, Lacson those guys they didnt want to be that much tall they have different goals and dreams in life just like us...YOU CANT FORCE SOMEBODY AGAINST HIS WILL....then consider youre self a communist bastard...

its because theres not much tall players in the Philippines... tall players are hard to find in the phils... no wonder some people overhyped them...;) it will not be ok if our average height is 6'3 and up and ull see 6'7 and up everywhere.... but we are known for being a short race...so its ok to overhype them....;)

pachador
09-22-2007, 06:33 AM
i think some of my countrymen are getting delirious and seeing 'giant visions' :eek: :eek: :eek:

the Mt. apo giant is actually the 6'8" joel ambohot not the 8 footer in our deliriums... :eek:

armorpiercing
09-22-2007, 11:16 AM
i think some of my countrymen are getting delirious and seeing 'giant visions' :eek: :eek: :eek:

the Mt. apo giant is actually the 6'8" joel ambohot not the 8 footer in our deliriums... :eek:




i bet you man a lot of them will gonna go apes if somebody reported and inverted AMBOHOT'S height to 8'6".


"the coconut's nut is not a nut. its not"


hik - hik - hik -hik !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:

dreamwalker
09-23-2007, 10:39 PM
i heard that Bonel Balingit's sister is 6'5

I don't really know partner, maybe she's into another sport of some sort...."SUMO WRESTLING".....wonder how she looks like ? any resemblance to Bonel's built....?

dreamwalker
09-23-2007, 10:43 PM
well the Philippines is really a mysterious place... Foreign players becoming half pinoys and missing government contracts

Mwahahahaha, almost fell off my seat, very funny, "ONLI EN DA PILIPINS" (Only in the Philippines).

dreamwalker
09-23-2007, 11:07 PM
Well, its because these tall people were not born to wear basketball jersey for a living but to become business or company executives someday...;) Maybe san diego and co. love basketball too, unfortunately basketball don't love them, hehehe.

Let's just say San Diego and co. are just plain basketball enthusiasts like us, everyone can still wear any basketball jerseys of their liking. But I'm absolutely sure most of us have his own individual talents good enough for our chosen profession, whether we succeed or not...:)

ankle breaker
09-24-2007, 04:03 PM
Let's just say San Diego and co. are just plain basketball enthusiasts like us, everyone can still wear any basketball jerseys of their liking. But I'm absolutely sure most of us have his own individual talents good enough for our chosen profession, whether we succeed or not...:)
san diego and lacson doesn't have the genes to become players. they were just forced to play the game owing to their extraordinary height. i've seen these guys play and they are worst than what you can imagine. i was even telling God why he gave that height to san diego and lacson and not me? if, i just have the same height of two? i for sure the first pinoy if not the first asian to the NBA.

thadzonline
09-25-2007, 04:40 AM
The fact that Joel AMbohot joined that Nike Elite Camp where Philip Paredes also participated is proof enough that he is serious with his basketball. I just wonder why there are no write ups about him

ankle breaker
09-25-2007, 04:59 PM
The fact that Joel AMbohot joined that Nike Elite Camp where Philip Paredes also participated is proof enough that he is serious with his basketball. I just wonder why there are no write ups about him
....because he is a nobody. if he indeed joined the nike elite camp and did good, manila schools should have been scampering to get his services if he is indeed a legit 6'8" and has good basketball IQ. not all invitees in that camp are considered good. they were invited because they have potentials but the was all about it. having potentials doesn't mean that you are good at it. let ambohot show up and tryout to any top manila schools and if he got accepted, that will be the start of his career if he is really really serious in pursuing a career in the game of basketball.

thadzonline
09-27-2007, 09:45 AM
lest we forget that Sam Eman was also a Manila school reject and then came back to lead the PBL in blocked shots..You see, it doesn't mean that if you're good enough you end up in Manila..Look at Sam Hermosa, he's not even in the top 20 college hoopsters in Cebu, but he once made it to a UAAP roster..and there was another former USC Warrior who once played NCAA ball but was a mere reliever when he played in Cebu..So, Im still keeping my fingers crossed that Joel Ambohot is going to be featured..btw, only Gameface had a feature on Justin Chua(at least when I checked the internet) and I have also found no geature on Philip Paredes

ankle breaker
09-27-2007, 03:28 PM
if joel ambohot is a real thing, then he could be a talk of the town for most scouts. but heck, nobody did and it was only in some few threads that they mentioned his name and yet no takers. what's the meaning of it? hopefully, he can show up and put up a galant stand for his own right even if he's not that good for which i am very certain.

rhk111
09-28-2007, 01:40 AM
if joel ambohot is a real thing, then he could be a talk of the town for most scouts. but heck, nobody did and it was only in some few threads that they mentioned his name and yet no takers. what's the meaning of it? hopefully, he can show up and put up a galant stand for his own right even if he's not that good for which i am very certain.

I think it's not just a question of, "Is he really good?", but "Can we develop him into a better player?"

We have so many 6'8"+ players who turn up to be nothing due to one reason, or the other. I think it's time to try to give these kids a better chance of success, by giving them every help they can.


Also, it might be true that the best High School players are heavily scouted, but not all of them do end up in Manila, despite the "offers". GS is a good example of that.

There's a rumor, for example, that UV allows up to 5 relatives of a player to be enrolled in their school, for free. That's something that Manila generally can't afford to offer a player. It's a big thing for most players, because it allows their relatives to stay where they are, & at the same time get free education.

Servinio
09-28-2007, 04:30 AM
There's a rumor, for example, that UV allows up to 5 relatives of a player to be enrolled in their school, for free. That's something that Manila generally can't afford to offer a player. It's a big thing for most players, because it allows their relatives to stay where they are, & at the same time get free education.
ACTUALLY it's not a rumor but a fact. Truth is the scholarship plan is not limited to five family member but as many family members as the player wants and we're not talking here just the player's nuclear family but also even his extended family like cousins. Of course, UV reserves the right to terminate one or all of the family scholarships should the player decide to leave early without proper clearance or if the grantees fail to meet certain academic standards. That priviledge and subsequent effect of a whole family studying for free cannot be quantified in monetary terms and will beat any outrageous "allowance" offer from other schools.

Onizuka01
09-28-2007, 04:52 AM
ACTUALLY it's not a rumor but a fact. Truth is the scholarship plan is not limited to five family member but as many family members as the player wants and we're not talking here just the player's nuclear family but also even his extended family like cousins. Of course, UV reserves the right to terminate one or all of the family scholarships should the player decide to leave early without proper clearance or if the grantees fail to meet certain academic standards. That priviledge and subsequent effect of a whole family studying for free cannot be quantified in monetary terms and will beat any outrageous "allowance" offer from other schools.


Yeah I agree.. UV has really been granting good offers to the players that they will get. 5 or more family members scholarships would seize every player and would really want to be in UV's roster.

rhk111
09-28-2007, 06:49 AM
ACTUALLY it's not a rumor but a fact. Truth is the scholarship plan is not limited to five family member but as many family members as the player wants and we're not talking here just the player's nuclear family but also even his extended family like cousins. Of course, UV reserves the right to terminate one or all of the family scholarships should the player decide to leave early without proper clearance or if the grantees fail to meet certain academic standards. That priviledge and subsequent effect of a whole family studying for free cannot be quantified in monetary terms and will beat any outrageous "allowance" offer from other schools.

Won't schools like UV lose a lot of income if they give out too many scholarships? But I guess if they have a large student population already, the impact won't be as much.

ankle breaker
09-28-2007, 04:26 PM
Won't schools like UV lose a lot of income if they give out too many scholarships? But I guess if they have a large student population already, the impact won't be as much.
UV is known to give more perks to a player they wanted to be in their varsity teams. not only in basketball but with the other sports as well. and they are known to that eversince. You didn't wonder that most of the best cagers that came from vismin area played for UV? Only a handful of players past and present that made good in the PRO ranks played for other schools. UV is a big university and they won't loss any income from their teams because they can tie up with any commercial team if they wanted to play in any tournaments. Their lineup is so competitive that for 6 years straight, they are the CESAFI basketball champs. The same with the previous CAAA, they are also a perennial contender.

thadzonline
11-09-2007, 02:02 AM
UV is known to give more perks to a player they wanted to be in their varsity teams. not only in basketball but with the other sports as well. and they are known to that eversince. You didn't wonder that most of the best cagers that came from vismin area played for UV? Only a handful of players past and present that made good in the PRO ranks played for other schools. UV is a big university and they won't loss any income from their teams because they can tie up with any commercial team if they wanted to play in any tournaments. Their lineup is so competitive that for 6 years straight, they are the CESAFI basketball champs. The same with the previous CAAA, they are also a perennial contender.

UV just got their 7th crown and for the first time in the 7 year history of CESAFI, they lost more than 1 game in a season, prior to this past season, they only dropped 1 CESAFI regular season game against the UC Webmasters.

Lebron23
11-09-2007, 06:07 AM
Francis Soriano (6'6") - UST Growling Tigers

I think this Kid can greatly improve in the UAAP Next Season he is still young, and very athletic for his size. He need to learn how to improve his jumpers and having enough confidence to drive into the basket. I think he can play the SG or SF position in the UAAP now that the UST Tigers would be missing several key players next year.

bolabasket
11-09-2007, 10:20 AM
Francis Soriano (6'6") - UST Growling Tigers

I think this Kid can greatly improve in the UAAP Next Season he is still young, and very athletic for his size. He need to learn how to improve his jumpers and having enough confidence to drive into the basket. I think he can play the SG or SF position in the UAAP now that the UST Tigers would be missing several key players next year.

did he play for UST this year?

Lebron23
11-09-2007, 11:25 AM
did he play for UST this year?


He played for the UST Growling Tigers this year but he was mostly sitting on the bench because Khasim Mirza just explode in the early part of the season.

I guess beside doing some dunk in the UST Gymnasium i think Soriano is also a solid player if given enough playing time, and Coach Jarencio need to built up this kid's confidence. :D

ankle breaker
11-09-2007, 01:59 PM
He played for the UST Growling Tigers this year but he was mostly sitting on the bench because Khasim Mirza just explode in the early part of the season.

I guess beside doing some dunk in the UST Gymnasium i think Soriano is also a solid player if given enough playing time, and Coach Jarencio need to built up this kid's confidence. :D
you mean this guy is a guard/forward for UST? taga guwardiya ng mga towels at iba pa tsaka taga forward ng baso ng inuming tubig para sa mga naglalaro. sana ma promote na siya next year.:D

rhk111
11-16-2007, 02:55 PM
If you've been monitoring the recently concluded University Games, & the ongoing CCL, it seems that Rabeh Al-Hussaini has been playing well lately in these tournaments. I think he may be poised for a break out season next year, unless, of course, guys like Justin Chua & Vince Burke overshadows him on their rookie season.

Still, Rabeh has the advantage over them since he's had a year or so of headstart over them. He's 6'7"-6'8", bulky but flat-footed, & is starting to assert himself in the paint as far as collegiate basketball is concerned.

dreamwalker
11-17-2007, 03:23 AM
Francis Soriano (6'6") - UST Growling Tigers

I think this Kid can greatly improve in the UAAP Next Season he is still young, and very athletic for his size. He need to learn how to improve his jumpers and having enough confidence to drive into the basket. I think he can play the SG or SF position in the UAAP now that the UST Tigers would be missing several key players next year.

Any relation to Rudolfo "The Magician" Soriano of the old Crispa ? No...? Maricel Soriano perhaps ????:confused: :D

thadzonline
01-08-2008, 10:12 AM
6'8 Antonio Herico is looking forward to obtain a basketball scholarship in the US 2 years from now. I hope he is a promising player but the fact that he is not even recruited by colleges in the US is something to think about

rhk111
01-08-2008, 12:39 PM
Well, regarding tall players, it looks like we are seeing more of them nowadays.

"Ghost_Rider" at the gameface.ph forums reported that ARNOLD VAN OPSTAL, who plays for the DLSU-Z High School team, as relayed by Coach Eric Altamirano was recently measured at 6'7 1/2", making him another player who is at least 6'7".

He's just 16 years old, reportedly still very raw. Another "project" that will hopefully pan out soon.

ankle breaker
01-08-2008, 05:51 PM
Well, regarding tall players, it looks like we are seeing more of them nowadays.

"Ghost_Rider" at the gameface.ph forums reported that ARNOLD VAN OPSTAL, who plays for the DLSU-Z High School team, as relayed by Coach Eric Altamirano was recently measured at 6'7 1/2", making him another player who is at least 6'7".

He's just 16 years old, reportedly still very raw. Another "project" that will hopefully pan out soon.
still at 16 so there's a potential that he can grow taller in 5 years. he can be called the dunking dutchman of the philippines.

kerouac82
01-09-2008, 01:08 AM
And he has a younger brother who's 6'2".

My brother who teaches in DLSZ has seen this kid play. He says he has the makings of a good post player. Has average athleticism for his height. He will be activated for the DLSZ team for the coming UAAP season. He didn't play this year as he sat out due to transfer rules. He studied in the Philippines, spent some time abroad, then went back to Zobel this year.

rhk111
01-09-2008, 01:34 AM
And he has a younger brother who's 6'2".

My brother who teaches in DLSZ has seen this kid play. He says he has the makings of a good post player. Has average athleticism for his height. He will be activated for the DLSZ team for the coming UAAP season. He didn't play this year as he sat out due to transfer rules. He studied in the Philippines, spent some time abroad, then went back to Zobel this year.

Now I'm wondering why they didn't take this kid into the RP Youth NT pool. They must've found better players than him at that position, but then again, maybe they should've taken him in, if only for developmental purposes.

L8DBACK
01-09-2008, 02:52 AM
There was a time when a 6-8 man mountain by the name of Bonifacio “Bonnie” de Jesus towered over a lean batch of big men in the late 1970s. De Jesus carried the national team colors in the 1978 Asian Youth basketball championship. The RP youth team was able to defend its crown this despite using Bonnie de Jesus sparingly. He was slow and lumbering, typical of most big men at that time and was only able to play the game not because of his talent but due to his enormous size. He starred in a tagalong movie entitled “Mong” which was a comic character depicting the struggles of a very tall basketball player. Nothing was heard from de Jesus after the movie until his demise in the early 1980s.

The tallest PBA player on record is the 7-0 Edward Joseph Feihl who last donned the red and white jersey of the Red Bull Barakos. Feihl had meaningful stints with Ginebra (who drafted him second overall in the 1995 PBA Draft), Purefoods and Alaska. He tried out for a spot in the Welcoat Dragons roster in the offseason but failed to impress coach Leo Austria. Other PBA players who surpassed the 6-8 mark was former Shell beanpole Frederick Canlas, a 6-9 giant whom the Oilers drafted 7th overall in the 2001 PBA Draft (yes, ahead of Renren Ritualo), Air21 Express’ 6-8 Yancy de Ocampo, ex-Ginebra and Alaska player 6-9 James Walkvist, and former Swift, Tanduay and Purefoods gangling 6-9 250lb Bonel Balingit.

The tallest Filipino ever who played the game based on my recollection was the 7-3 Raul Dillo. Dillo created a lot of fuss when he first burst the basketball scene with a stint at the 1994 Palarong Pambansa. He stood beside a 5-2 teammate who was the shortest player in the tournament. Dillo was enlisted by the University of the East Red Warriors as a member of its training team but failed to make the grade. After his UE stint, he took his acts to the MBA where he became a sideshow to the San Juan Knights. Dillo never played a single game in the MBA. He then drifted to showbizness playing bit roles as either a monster or a Kapre (a Philippine mythical figure similar to Bigfoot in the West).

Today, the title of the tallest active PBA player is being shared by Sta. Lucia Realty’s 6-9 Marlou Aquino, Red Bull’s 6-9 Mick Pennisi, San Miguel’s injured center 6-9 Andy Seigle and Talk N Text’s 6-9 Asi Taulava.

Before the time of the Marlou Aquinos and Asi Taulavas of this generation, there was the 6-6 Romulo “Big Mama” Mamaril and the 6-7 Adriano “Dong” Polistico who manned the courts of Ultra, Cuneta Astrodome and the Araneta Coliseum. They were the tallest PBA players in the late 1990s and cast fear on court because of their mean streak and gargantuan size. Mamaril was a lean, towering slotman who could score inside and block shots. He played a total of 449 games in 11 years averaging 4.7 ppg and 4.6 rpg for Crispa, Manhattan, Tanduay, Anejo and Shell. Polistico, on the other hand, made a name for himself as an enforcer, the one tasked to defend against the other team’s best frontcourt players. He played 433 games in the PBA averaging 3.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg for Alaska Milk and San Miguel Beer. He donned the national colors in the 1994 Asian Games and the 1999 Jones Cup.

6-10 Samigue Eman finally made it to the PBA , he will replace the likes of Mick Pennisi and Andy Seigle as one of the tallest active PBA players. Eman, 24, unlike other traditional big men, is no slouch. He is very mobile and well-coordinated. He moves with grace, dunks with authority and blocks shots with impunity. At one time during the past PBL conference, he led the league in block shots with an astonishing 4 blocks a game. He is still on the verge of developing into a solid player and has very raw fundamentals. The consensus is he will get better as he earns enough experience playing against tough competition. He could have made it into the big league as one of three players Welcoat Dragons planned to elevate directly but got nixed.

Another set of tall youngsters – 6-9 ultra-athletic pair of Japeth Aguilar and Gian Chiu – are currently playing and studying abroad. If they both make into the NBA in the near future, they will get into the record books as the first Filipino(s) to ever make it into the majors. If they fail, well, at least, they had a good training ground to be a successful professional basketball player in the Philippines.

Tallest Filipino Basketball Players of All-Time
Note: Height is based on the measurements that appear in various media sources and not necessarily the actual physical measurements. If you know the actual height of these players, please tell me.

1) Raul Dillo 7’3” University of the East (UAAP), San Juan Knights (MBA)
2) EJ Feihl 7’0” Adamson University (UAAP), Ginebra, Purefoods, Alaska, Red Bull (PBA)
3) Samigue Eman 6’10” University of Mindanao, Rain or Shine (PBL)
4) Andrew John Seigle 6’9” Talk N Text, Purefoods, Brgy Ginebra (PBA)
5) James Walkvist 6’9” Ginebra (PBA)
6) Marlou Aquino 6’9” Adamson University (UAAP), Ginebra, Sta Lucia Realty (PBA)
7) Bonnel Balingit 6’9” Swift, Tanduay, Purefoods (PBA)
8) Mick Pennisi 6’9” Red Bull (PBA)
9) Frederick Canlas 6’9” Formula Shell (PBA)
10) Asi Taulava 6’9” Talk N Text (PBA)
11) Japeth Aguilar 6’9” Ateneo (UAAP), Western Kentucky University (NCAA)
12) Gian Chiu 6’9” Ateneo HS (UAAP)
13) Paolo Napo 6’9” University of the East (UAAP)
14) Danny Jomamil 6’9” Adamson University (UAAP)
15) Yancy de Ocampo 6’8” St Francis (NCRAA), Air21, Talk N Text (PBA)
16) Raffy Reavies 6’8” Swift, Brgy Ginebra (PBA)
17) Joachim Thoss 6’8” Alaska (PBA)
18) Bonifacio de Jesus 6’8” RP Team Youth Asian Games (1978)
19) Don Yabut 6’8” Far Eastern University (UAAP), Welcoat (PBL)
20) Francis de Leon 6’8” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
21) Jason Ballesteros 6’8” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
22) Eric Suguitan 6’8” University of the East (UAAP)
23) Lawrence Bonus 6’7” University of Manila, Montana (PBL)
24) Alex Crisano 6’7” Ginebra, Tanduay (PBA)
25) Dong Polistico 6’7” Alaska (PBA)
26) Cris Bolado 6’7” National University (UAAP), Alaska, Swift, Ginebra, Purefoods (PBA)
27) Mark Kong 6’7” Adamson University (UAAP), Alaska, San Miguel (PBA)
28) Mark Andaya 6’7” Letran College (NCAA), Talk N Text (PBA)
29) Vincent San Diego 6’7” De La Salle University (UAAP)
30) Gilbert Lao 6’7” University of Sto. Thomas (UAAP) Coca Cola, Welcoat (PBA)
31) Dorian Peρa 6’7” Cornell University (NCAA), San Miguel (PBA)
32) Giovanni Pineda 6’7” Adamson University (UAAP), Alaska (PBA)
33) Clark “Pep” Moore 6’7” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
34) Philip Butel 6’7” University of the East (UAAP)
35) Dino Berame 6’7” University of the Visayas (CESAFI)

Do you know other taller Filipino basketball players?

Tallest Filipinas Ever....???????

Are we talking about pure blooded Filipinos or Mixed blooded Filipinos?

jesronne
01-09-2008, 03:07 AM
6'8 Antonio Herico is looking forward to obtain a basketball scholarship in the US 2 years from now. I hope he is a promising player but the fact that he is not even recruited by colleges in the US is something to think about

whos that pokemon???

thadzonline
01-09-2008, 05:02 AM
whos that pokemon???

someone USC Warriors of Cebu tried to convince to play for them. Herico's dad is a Filipino

watiwawa
01-09-2008, 10:17 AM
Well, regarding tall players, it looks like we are seeing more of them nowadays.

"Ghost_Rider" at the gameface.ph forums reported that ARNOLD VAN OPSTAL, who plays for the DLSU-Z High School team, as relayed by Coach Eric Altamirano was recently measured at 6'7 1/2", making him another player who is at least 6'7".

He's just 16 years old, reportedly still very raw. Another "project" that will hopefully pan out soon.

i saw him play on Future basketball league... he's not that dominating but has potential.. and at 1 game in brent, laguna... he scored a two handed dunK face to face...

RetiredJordanStopper
01-09-2008, 02:17 PM
can somebody list all the non-PBA , 22 y.o. and below tall guys (6'6 and above) we have.. all i can think of are:

1. Jericho de Guzman - 6'11
2. Gregory Slaughter - 6'11
3; Gian Chiu - 6'10
4. Japeth Aguilar - 6'9
6. Rino Berame - 6'8
7. Junmar Fajardo - 6'8
8. Somebody Ambohot - 6'9
9. Arnold Van Opstal - 6'8

pls add

kerouac82
01-09-2008, 10:33 PM
can somebody list all the non-PBA , 22 y.o. and below tall guys (6'6 and above) we have.. all i can think of are:

1. Jericho de Guzman - 6'11
2. Gregory Slaughter - 6'11
3; Gian Chiu - 6'10
4. Japeth Aguilar - 6'9
6. Rino Berame - 6'8
7. Junmar Fajardo - 6'8
8. Somebody Ambohot - 6'9
9. Arnold Van Opstal - 6'8

pls add

Some reports have placed Joel Ambohot at 6'4", 6'5" at the maximum.

Philip Paredes, BTW, is 6'6". So are San Beda's Elvin Pascual (Team B) and Dave Marcelo. Ateneo's Rabeh Al-Hussaini is 6'7" according to conservative estimates.

rhk111
01-10-2008, 12:36 AM
Some reports have placed Joel Ambohot at 6'4", 6'5" at the maximum.

Philip Paredes, BTW, is 6'6". So are San Beda's Elvin Pascual (Team B) and Dave Marcelo. Ateneo's Rabeh Al-Hussaini is 6'7" according to conservative estimates.

I've seen Elvin Pascual play w/ SBC Team B, & I don't think he's 6'6". More like 6'4" at most.

Dave Marcelo, I've seen play on the boob tube, & he doesn't look that tall either.

Rabeh I've seen on TV, & when he stood beside Joseph Lingao-Lingao, he has a clear height advantage over Joseph, probably 2-3". If Joseph is at least 6'4"-6'5", then that would put Rabeh to at least 6'7".

For height measurements, I would rely more on OFFICIAL HEIGHT MEASUREMENTS whenever possible. For example, we know from official PBA measurements that Sam Eman is 6'8", & that Joe Devance is 6'7 3/4". Arnold Van Opstal is 6'7 1/2" as per official measurements as per Coach E. If we can have some of the other players stand beside these guys, we can more or less estimate their heights.

RetiredJordanStopper
01-10-2008, 02:10 AM
Non-PBA, U22, 6'6+ (ver.1.1)

1. Jericho de Guzman - 6'11
2. Gregory Slaughter - 6'11
3; Gian Chiu - 6'10
4. Japeth Aguilar - 6'9
5. Antonio Herico - 6'8
6. Rino Berame - 6'8
7. Arnold Van Opstal - 6'7 1/2
8. Junmar Fajardo - 6'7
9. Rabeh al Husseini- 6'7
10. Philip Paredes - 6'6

pls add...howabout that 6'9 Xavier boy, is he just an urban legend? other cebu based bigmen? upcoming fil-fors?

rhk111
01-10-2008, 02:47 AM
pls add...howabout that 6'9 Xavier boy, is he just an urban legend?

I haven't heard of a 6'9" player from Xavier.

Burndvinyard did mention about a 6'9" chinoy, but nobody else has seen him yet, & he's not from Xavier, he's supposed to be from Xiamen.

At any rate, the 2008 MMTBA (Metro Manila Tionlian Basketball Association) will be opening on Sat., Jan. 12, 2008, & Xavier will be playing in one of the games. If they have somebody that tall out there, we'll likely see it then.

dreamwalker
01-10-2008, 02:13 PM
Are we talking about pure blooded Filipinos or Mixed blooded Filipinos?

Both.....:D

thadzonline
01-10-2008, 04:54 PM
I haven't heard of a 6'9" player from Xavier.

Burndvinyard did mention about a 6'9" chinoy, but nobody else has seen him yet, & he's not from Xavier, he's supposed to be from Xiamen.

At any rate, the 2008 MMTBA (Metro Manila Tionlian Basketball Association) will be opening on Sat., Jan. 12, 2008, & Xavier will be playing in one of the games. If they have somebody that tall out there, we'll likely see it then.

I hope that 6'10 Jason Tee is not a hoax..I initially thought it was the guy Burdvinyard mentioned, but seems like its another hoax

RetiredJordanStopper
01-10-2008, 05:00 PM
i once read in this forum a certain Xavier boy, around 6'9, totally different from the burndvinyard's boy.

is the Xavier giant Jason Tee?

thadzonline
01-10-2008, 05:08 PM
i once read in this forum a certain Xavier boy, around 6'9, totally different from the burndvinyard's boy.

is the Xavier giant Jason Tee?

I hope he is real...nobody has confirmed that yet

rhk111
01-12-2008, 01:41 PM
I was able to glimpse on at least 6 of the 7 teams of the MMTBA during the opening of their 2008 season, & aside from Justin Chua, there wasn't anybody there who was exceptionally tall. In fact, there wasn't anybody there are tall or wide or Justin.

ankle breaker
01-14-2008, 09:01 PM
i just got in touch with my long lost cousin who's married an american. she called her mother 2 days ago to let them know that she's ok. her mother was so worried about her since it's almost 14 years since she last contacted them. her last known residence was venice beach in california. however, when she called last weekend, she told her mother that they move to mexico from california because her husband aside from being an actor has a mexican blood. her husband decided to settle down in mexico after receiving an offer there. they have a son who's 12 years old already and according to her, it's now very tall like his father. Her husband is a legit 6'2". When she was asked how tall her son is, he said that he's almost catching his father's height. so the kid could be around 5'10 or 6'0" the most. however, her son is not interested in basketball but with football. according to her, he's playing as a forward sometimes but most of the time a goalie owing to his massive height.
this kid is half american, half pinoy but he's now a mexican citizen.

donmar
01-15-2008, 02:38 AM
i just got in touch with my long lost cousin who's married an american. she called her mother 2 days ago to let them know that she's ok. her mother was so worried about her since it's almost 14 years since she last contacted them. her last known residence was venice beach in california. however, when she called last weekend, she told her mother that they move to mexico from california because her husband aside from being an actor has a mexican blood. her husband decided to settle down in mexico after receiving an offer there. they have a son who's 12 years old already and according to her, it's now very tall like his father. Her husband is a legit 6'2". When she was asked how tall her son is, he said that he's almost catching his father's height. so the kid could be around 5'10 or 6'0" the most. however, her son is not interested in basketball but with football. according to her, he's playing as a forward sometimes but most of the time a goalie owing to his massive height.
this kid is half american, half pinoy but he's now a mexican citizen.

He could play for the RP national football team...

jepoy
02-02-2008, 09:00 AM
hey!! i want to inform u guyz that im the one who asked that question about this myth of the 8ft baller from davao and 6'9 tsinoy filipino from xavier w/c could be justine chua. So is the 8ft baller true or just a joke? i've seen a picture of a 6'9 guy from marikina called mong i believe his 26 yrs. old now. a friend showed it to me. i hope someone finds this guy befor is too late.

thadzonline
02-02-2008, 03:02 PM
hey!! i want to inform u guyz that im the one who asked that question about this myth of the 8ft baller from davao and 6'9 tsinoy filipino from xavier w/c could be justine chua. So is the 8ft baller true or just a joke? i've seen a picture of a 6'9 guy from marikina called mong i believe his 26 yrs. old now. a friend showed it to me. i hope someone finds this guy befor is too late.

Mong? Do you mean Boni De Jesus? That guy played for the Philippines in the 70's or 80's I guess:D

asapa11
02-02-2008, 11:24 PM
obviously there is a taller breed of Filipinos coming hopefully theyre height could be put to good use. and also, hopefully these heights are Legit! seriously, the hype can break lots of hearts and expectations.

foureleven
02-03-2008, 05:31 AM
HOW ABOUT MONG HE PLAYED IN THE NBA ( sa komiks ) just kidding> peace bro.
English or provide a translation

ankle breaker
02-04-2008, 03:38 PM
so many speculations, so many myths, so many urban legends. until when can we find a legit one?

thadzonline
02-04-2008, 09:58 PM
I have some relatives who are relatively tall...

one is from Asturias, Cebu and is really into sports like baseball, lawn tennis and basketball, at 15 he stands around 5'8 to 5'10 already

another one is 13 and is also around 5'7-5'8 already but has a thyroid problem and has a delayed cognitive development..he plays basketball in his backyard and I think the kid will still grow but then again his thyroid problems might also pose some health problems

dreamwalker
02-05-2008, 12:15 AM
I have some relatives who are relatively tall...

one is from Asturias, Cebu and is really into sports like baseball, lawn tennis and basketball, at 15 he stands around 5'8 to 5'10 already

another one is 13 and is also around 5'7-5'8 already but has a thyroid problem and has a delayed cognitive development..he plays basketball in his backyard and I think the kid will still grow but then again his thyroid problems might also pose some health problems

There's a cure for this, all he needs is corrective surgery and alot of prayers.:)

watiwawa
02-05-2008, 04:46 AM
I have some relatives who are relatively tall...

one is from Asturias, Cebu and is really into sports like baseball, lawn tennis and basketball, at 15 he stands around 5'8 to 5'10 already

another one is 13 and is also around 5'7-5'8 already but has a thyroid problem and has a delayed cognitive development..he plays basketball in his backyard and I think the kid will still grow but then again his thyroid problems might also pose some health problems

just a question, is standing 5'8-5-10 is already tall for a 15 yrs old? theres so many big guys nowadays... just for philippine standards.. hehe

bolabasket
02-05-2008, 08:47 AM
just a question, is standing 5'8-5-10 is already tall for a 15 yrs old? theres so many big guys nowadays... just for philippine standards.. hehe
IMO a 5-8 15-year old could grow as high as 6-4...boys usually have slower growth rates but steaduly grow until age 21 so an average of 1 inch per year.

bolabasket
02-05-2008, 08:49 AM
So a 6'3 15-year old Ray Parks can grow to a range between 6'8 and 6'11 at age 21. Wow! a 6'11 guard. that's a future in RP Basketball.

ros
02-05-2008, 08:55 AM
IMO a 5-8 15-year old could grow as high as 6-4...boys usually have slower growth rates but steaduly grow until age 21 so an average of 1 inch per year.

But that was not the case for me. I was already about 5'6 or 5'7 entering high school. Now I'm in my 20's and only 5'8 1/2. Maybe it's what they called growth gap or something like it...:(

bolabasket
02-05-2008, 09:01 AM
But that was not the case for me. I was already about 5'6 or 5'7 entering high school. Now I'm in my 20's and only 5'8 1/2. Maybe it's what they called growth gap or something like it...:(
I was talking 'bout the average, maybe your growth is below the average..:(

rhk111
02-05-2008, 09:15 AM
In reality, I think its rare for players to keep growing until after they're 17 or 18 years old. The growth spurt usually appears earlier, around 14-15. After that those ages, growth in height comes in trickles, if any.

ankle breaker
02-05-2008, 01:58 PM
yeah, kids of todays generation are relatively tall compared to previous generations. i have neighbor who has a son who is 15 years but already standing close to 6 ft. perhaps around 5'11" but sad to say, his parents doesn't allow this kid to play in physical sports such as basketball because of his built. He's so thin though not fragile. His parents wanted him to play table tennis instead.

rhk111
05-09-2008, 08:31 AM
For quite some time now, some fans from UST seem to keep talking about recruiting a "....6'9" player from the South ....." 6'9" players are kinda hard to hide in this basketball-crazy of ours, so I wonder who could it be. The only player I know around that height from the south, is no less than (gasp) J***** F******

artful[D]odger
05-09-2008, 09:07 AM
yeah, kids of todays generation are relatively tall compared to previous generations. i have neighbor who has a son who is 15 years but already standing close to 6 ft. perhaps around 5'11" but sad to say, his parents doesn't allow this kid to play in physical sports such as basketball because of his built. He's so thin though not fragile. His parents wanted him to play table tennis instead.

hahaha

artful[D]odger
05-09-2008, 09:08 AM
For quite some time now, some fans from UST seem to keep talking about recruiting a "....6'9" player from the South ....." 6'9" players are kinda hard to hide in this basketball-crazy of ours, so I wonder who could it be. The only player I know around that height from the south, is no less than (gasp) J***** F******

you reckon u guys will get him ?? how long would he have to sit oout .. it b a good op .. if ust makes it worth his while

b3lowzro
05-09-2008, 09:11 AM
For quite some time now, some fans from UST seem to keep talking about recruiting a "....6'9" player from the South ....." 6'9" players are kinda hard to hide in this basketball-crazy of ours, so I wonder who could it be. The only player I know around that height from the south, is no less than (gasp) J***** F******

Who the Jimwell Foriones of Mindanao Polytechinic Institute? :p anyway whats wrong with that Soriano guy that they have, coach Pido can always get physical trainers from the vast alumni pool of UST (not to mention their superb medical community)

rhk111
05-09-2008, 09:23 AM
odger']you reckon u guys will get him ?? how long would he have to sit oout .. it b a good op .. if ust makes it worth his while

I'm just talking theoretically about this, of course, since I'm just basically speculating based on rumors.

BUT, if, say, for somebody who will be going into his 3rd year of college next season, then he will have to sit out only 1 year of residency w/ the Tigers. After that, he can play for at least 2 seasons, assuming he is only around 20 years old right now.

We will, however, get to see him play in the pre & post UAAP tournaments, like the ongoing NSL or Fil-Oil tournament, if UST joins those tournaments.

rhk111
05-09-2008, 09:25 AM
Who the Jimwell Foriones of Mindanao Polytechinic Institute? :p anyway whats wrong with that Soriano guy that they have, coach Pido can always get physical trainers from the vast alumni pool of UST (not to mention their superb medical community)

Who's Soriano?

You're right, that is one of UST's main advantage: They have one of the better hospitals in the country, thus have access to good Physical Therapists, etc.

Alex07
05-09-2008, 09:36 AM
I have some relatives who are relatively tall...

one is from Asturias, Cebu and is really into sports like baseball, lawn tennis and basketball, at 15 he stands around 5'8 to 5'10 already

another one is 13 and is also around 5'7-5'8 already but has a thyroid problem and has a delayed cognitive development..he plays basketball in his backyard and I think the kid will still grow but then again his thyroid problems might also pose some health problems

Shaq was atleast 6'5 when he was 13 years old :confused:

b3lowzro
05-09-2008, 09:49 AM
Who's Soriano?

You're right, that is one of UST's main advantage: They have one of the better hospitals in the country, thus have access to good Physical Therapists, etc.

Francis Soriano 6'6 guy who participated in the slamdunk competition of the UAAP-NCAA bantay bata showdown.

b3lowzro
05-09-2008, 09:53 AM
Shaq was atleast 6'5 when he was 13 years old :confused:

really? when i was 13 years old im only 5'5 now after 7 years i only grew 3 inches...

dreamwalker
05-09-2008, 11:05 AM
Shaq was atleast 6'5 when he was 13 years old :confused:

Shaq should have been much taller than 6'5" when he was just 13 probably around 6'8". When I was 13 years old I was already standing about 6'0" grew up an inch every year until I turned 17, now at 26 ended up standing 6'6" with my steel-toed shoes on.

ankle breaker
05-09-2008, 03:01 PM
my cousin in louisiana is considered too tall for her age. she's still 12 years old but she's standing 5'4". she's openly teased by her classmates that's why she tried to slouch most of the time to make her look shorter.

rhk111
05-09-2008, 04:14 PM
Oops, not J***** F***** 'daw', as per bchoter over at the gameface forums, he-he-he. Must be some other guy, though I doubt if there are any 6'9" players in the country who has not yet been "discovered" by the collegiate scouts. Maybe from outside the country?

dreamwalker
05-09-2008, 10:01 PM
Oops, not J***** F***** 'daw', as per bchoter over at the gameface forums, he-he-he. Must be some other guy, though I doubt if there are any 6'9" players in the country who has not yet been "discovered" by the collegiate scouts. Maybe from outside the country?

With a current population of close to 89 Million, there must be at least "10" people standing 6'9" or more and waiting to be discovered in our remotest barrios or boondocks. But can they play ? your answer is as good as mine.....:D

thadzonline
05-10-2008, 04:18 AM
Oops, not J***** F***** 'daw', as per bchoter over at the gameface forums, he-he-he. Must be some other guy, though I doubt if there are any 6'9" players in the country who has not yet been "discovered" by the collegiate scouts. Maybe from outside the country?

could they have convinced that Antonio Herico guy from Frisco?:confused:

rhk111
05-10-2008, 04:53 AM
could they have convinced that Antonio Herico guy from Frisco?:confused:

Nah, I don't think so. It must be somebody else.

ankle breaker
05-12-2008, 06:07 PM
someone should bring that herico guy over here in RP and show his talent to the scouts and see what he can do.

GB3934
05-12-2008, 10:07 PM
I don't think Herico is serious about basketball, he has a myspace page that does not mention basketball, NBA or even ESPN (TV selection). He is a big boy though.


http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=4380531

b3lowzro
05-13-2008, 07:52 AM
hey read somewhere that archaelogist found Giant skeletons in Mindanao, and dated far before the European started colonizing the fareast. Most of them are 6 footer, i wonder who or what happend to them. I bet most Austronesians by that were even lower than 5'5.

sorry i coulnd't see the link 'cause ive only read it in some old periodic in my old house.

ankle breaker
05-13-2008, 03:00 PM
i think pinoys can be taller if mixed with other races specially the europeans.

logre23
05-19-2008, 07:30 PM
1) Raul Dillo 7’3” University of the East (UAAP), San Juan Knights (MBA)
2) EJ Feihl 7’0” Adamson University (UAAP), Ginebra, Purefoods, Alaska, Red Bull (PBA)
3) Samigue Eman 6’10” University of Mindanao, Rain or Shine (PBL)
4) Andrew John Seigle 6’9” Talk N Text, Purefoods, Brgy Ginebra (PBA)
5) James Walkvist 6’9” Ginebra (PBA)
6) Marlou Aquino 6’9” Adamson University (UAAP), Ginebra, Sta Lucia Realty (PBA)
7) Bonnel Balingit 6’9” Swift, Tanduay, Purefoods (PBA)
8) Mick Pennisi 6’9” Red Bull (PBA)
9) Frederick Canlas 6’9” Formula Shell (PBA)
10) Asi Taulava 6’9” Talk N Text (PBA)
11) Japeth Aguilar 6’9” Ateneo (UAAP), Western Kentucky University (NCAA)
12) Gian Chiu 6’9” Ateneo HS (UAAP)
13) Paolo Napo 6’9” University of the East (UAAP)
14) Danny Jomamil 6’9” Adamson University (UAAP)
15) Yancy de Ocampo 6’8” St Francis (NCRAA), Air21, Talk N Text (PBA)
16) Raffy Reavies 6’8” Swift, Brgy Ginebra (PBA)
17) Joachim Thoss 6’8” Alaska (PBA)
18) Bonifacio de Jesus 6’8” RP Team Youth Asian Games (1978)
19) Don Yabut 6’8” Far Eastern University (UAAP), Welcoat (PBL)
20) Francis de Leon 6’8” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
21) Jason Ballesteros 6’8” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
22) Eric Suguitan 6’8” University of the East (UAAP)
23) Lawrence Bonus 6’7” University of Manila, Montana (PBL)
24) Alex Crisano 6’7” Ginebra, Tanduay (PBA)
25) Dong Polistico 6’7” Alaska (PBA)
26) Cris Bolado 6’7” National University (UAAP), Alaska, Swift, Ginebra, Purefoods (PBA)
27) Mark Kong 6’7” Adamson University (UAAP), Alaska, San Miguel (PBA)
28) Mark Andaya 6’7” Letran College (NCAA), Talk N Text (PBA)
29) Vincent San Diego 6’7” De La Salle University (UAAP)
30) Gilbert Lao 6’7” University of Sto. Thomas (UAAP) Coca Cola, Welcoat (PBA)
31) Dorian Peρa 6’7” Cornell University (NCAA), San Miguel (PBA)
32) Giovanni Pineda 6’7” Adamson University (UAAP), Alaska (PBA)
33) Clark “Pep” Moore 6’7” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
34) Philip Butel 6’7” University of the East (UAAP)
35) Dino Berame 6’7” University of the Visayas (CESAFI)


this guy can run fast for his height...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we1y8Nlh0bs&NR=1

RayV
05-20-2008, 03:33 AM
this guy can run fast for his height...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we1y8Nlh0bs&NR=1

Yeah, I too consider him an interesting bigman prospect. Air21 needs an athletic shotblocking center like him... if we can't get Samigue Eman, we need to get our hands on Jason Ballesteros nalang... Ervin Sotto just can't do the job... hehehe... :D

bolabasket
05-20-2008, 03:36 AM
Yeah, I too consider him an interesting bigman prospect. Air21 needs an athletic shotblocking center like him... if we can't get Samigue Eman, we need to get our hands on Jason Ballesteros nalang... Ervin Sotto just can't do the job... hehehe... :D
isn't Ballesteros a rookie free agent or he is yet to apply for the draft?

RayV
05-20-2008, 03:44 AM
isn't Ballesteros a rookie free agent or he is yet to apply for the draft?

I don't think Jason Ballesteros is already a rookie free agent... It's hard to pass up a tall athletic bigman like him you know... hehehe... :D

C2Hamm
05-20-2008, 03:51 AM
isn't Ballesteros a rookie free agent or he is yet to apply for the draft?
when did jason join the draft?

b3lowzro
05-20-2008, 03:57 AM
when did jason join the draft?

no, because he is still playing for the Stags in the last NCAA season

rensquared
05-20-2008, 04:30 AM
Shaq should have been much taller than 6'5" when he was just 13 probably around 6'8". When I was 13 years old I was already standing about 6'0" grew up an inch every year until I turned 17, now at 26 ended up standing 6'6" with my steel-toed shoes on.

men your tall! I would love to play ball against you bro, even though Im not that tall... hahaha

MyHoopSite
05-20-2008, 04:32 AM
Hello Ballers,

I am here from Dallas, Texas...

C2Hamm
05-20-2008, 04:56 AM
no, because he is still playing for the Stags in the last NCAA season
wow, big red bolded words. someone asked, and i replied with a question. is that a cause for such font style?
to stay on topic, Jason can do an-Allado by putting his name in the draft this year and if drafted, play pro after the NCAA finishes.

rhk111
05-20-2008, 05:05 AM
Jason Ballesteros is actually around 6'6" rather than 6'8". He is tall, & athletic. The only problem I have w/ Jason's game, is his inability to create his own shots. He usually gets his points in the break, by overpowering shorter and/or less athletic players, or thru passing plays in the paint. He doesn't have a good, consistent outside shot either.

Unless he learns to create his own shots, I see him more as a role player, someone who'll mainly be assigned to do defensive jobs on other players, or as a reliever.

The_Big_Cat
05-20-2008, 05:11 AM
Ballesteros is listed at 6'7".

A good post-defender, shot blocker and rebounder.
His problem is his offense. He lacks a medium-range jump shot especially off a pick-en-roll.

There are a lot of teams right now in the PBA that has an aging frontline. Ballesteros can immediately fill those spots but I don't see him having huge minutes.

Magnolia drafted 6'8" Samigue Eman at number 2 last year but has seen limited minutes.

ankle breaker
05-20-2008, 04:30 PM
ballesteros is still connected to SSC and sooner or later this player will soon bloom into a fine role player with a decent perimeter defensive skill.

RayV
05-21-2008, 02:55 AM
Ballesteros is listed at 6'7".

A good post-defender, shot blocker and rebounder.
His problem is his offense. He lacks a medium-range jump shot especially off a pick-en-roll.

There are a lot of teams right now in the PBA that has an aging frontline. Ballesteros can immediately fill those spots but I don't see him having huge minutes.

Magnolia drafted 6'8" Samigue Eman at number 2 last year but has seen limited minutes.

Jason WILL see limited minutes if he gets into teams with a loaded frontline such as TnT, Coke and Magnolia...

He could see huge minutes with Air21... hehehe... we badly need someone who can ably backup Ranidel or Homer.... Sotto is no good...

as far as his capability is concerned, he can likely be developed into a Billy Mamaril-type of player or better... :)

b3lowzro
05-21-2008, 03:14 AM
I see Jason as a future JR Reyes, he developed his career in the PBL and in the KG Canaleta led BAP-RP team. Maybe putting JB in an extensive training (like Samigue Eman's) would help him shape capabilities into a premier big man of the PBA.

Whats the school of Isman Thoyib of Indonesia, is it really the EAC or UPHD?

kerouac82
05-21-2008, 03:26 AM
^ Thoyib transferred to EAC after the NCAA declared him ineligible, having played in a commercial club team in Indonesia before going here.

b3lowzro
05-21-2008, 03:34 AM
^ Thoyib transferred to EAC after the NCAA declared him ineligible, having played in a commercial club team in Indonesia before going here.

what i saw in the webby of the Nike Summer league that he's still playing for the UPHD Altas.

ankle breaker
05-21-2008, 02:54 PM
what i saw in the webby of the Nike Summer league that he's still playing for the UPHD Altas.
the lineups in the nike summer league are not totally updated and cleansed. ricmar perturbos for example is still in the UPHD lineup where in fact he's already playing for DBTC greywolves in CESAFI.

dreamwalker
05-22-2008, 10:48 PM
men your tall! I would love to play ball against you bro, even though Im not that tall... hahaha

Well, if you're an "AMP" we can even the odds if not, you need to learn first how to play ball on fast wheels.............:D ;)

View this reference link, (post no. 153 dtd. 11-30-07) http://forums.interbasket.net/showthread.php?p=128914#post128914

And to even our odds just for you, I'll give you plus 11 out of 12 points scored. Now, are you up to the challenge mr. Tigas ? .............:D ;)

trigun_08
05-23-2008, 07:50 AM
Hello Ballers,

I am here from Dallas, Texas...



welcome bro:D ..............

Alex07
05-23-2008, 12:39 PM
GS is the tallest guy(in the Philippines) who is actively playing at 6'11

ankle breaker
05-23-2008, 05:25 PM
yeah. im still looking for EJ FIEHL as well.

dreamwalker
05-23-2008, 06:35 PM
yeah. im still looking for EJ FIEHL as well.

It's more interesting if EJ has a couple of kids or a dozen.....:D;)

Alex07
05-24-2008, 06:53 AM
It's more interesting if EJ has a couple of kids or a dozen.....:D;)

I hope he could contribute to RP basketball by giving RP a 7 foot kid..more athletic than him :D

b3lowzro
05-26-2008, 03:58 AM
How is Ramon Fernandez's children?

dreamwalker
05-26-2008, 03:03 PM
How is Ramon Fernandez's children?

I think, he was blessed with beautiful daughters, no sons to continue his basketball legacy same with Alberto Guidaben. How about Dudut ?

ankle breaker
05-26-2008, 03:11 PM
only the late guido babilonia and jack tanuan have sons who are playing basketball. i dunno if they are as tall as their fathers. i heard that zaldy realubit is also has a son who played basketball.

thadzonline
06-25-2008, 07:03 AM
can anyone confirm reports that EJ Feihl has a son that stands 6'4 now and how old is he?

Alex07
06-25-2008, 07:11 AM
Battling rare Kawasaki disease
SPORTING CHANCE By Joaquin M. Henson
The Philippine Star 06/01/2006

I visited Purefoods basketball team assistant coach Dayong Mendoza's
nine-year-old son Mayo at the Makati Medical Center the other day and
my heart sank.

There was Dayong's oldest child lying in bed, being treated for a
rare ailment called the Kawasaki disease, and the sad fact is there
is little known about what causes it despite decades of
investigation.

Dayong's consolation is Mayo's doctors are competent, caring and
absolutely dedicated. They're among the best in their fields of
expertise—pediatrician Dr. Liaa Cojuangco-Bautista (Philippine
Olympic Committee president Jose Cojuangco Jr.'s daughter), pediatric
cardiologist Dr. Baby Leus and pediatric disease specialist Dr.
Dennis Garcia.

Mayo has been confined in the hospital for over a week with symptoms
of the Kawasaki disease, an illness caused by an infectious agent or
virus. If treated within 10 days of affliction, victims of this
disease are able to fully recover. If not, the disease could lead to
serious damage of the blood vessels in the heart.

Dr. Tomasaku Kawasaki was the first to recognize the disease in Japan
in 1967. Children less than five years old and of Asian descent are
common victims.

The symptoms of affliction are a lingering fever, rashes, swollen
hands and feet, irritation or redness of the whites of the eyes,
swollen lymph nodes in the neck and irritation and inflammation of
the mouth, lips and throat. Mayo exhibited only three of the symptoms
but when his fever wouldn't go away on the eighth day, doctors
decided to prescribe treatment for the Kawasaki disease. Nobody could
be sure if Mayo had the disease but without a definite diagnosis,
doctors preferred to play it safe. The prudent thing to do was to
assure Mayo was afflicted and provide the appropriate treatment.

Dayong said 1,000 cc of the wonder drug called gamma globulin was
infused into Mayo's blood stream over a period of 20 hours. A dosage
of 1,000 cc costs P155,000. * * *
Mayo's grandfather and sports columnist Al Mendoza said an
echocardiogram is scheduled today to check if his heart has been
affected. Doctors are subjecting Mayo to an echocardiogram twice
every week for a month just to be sure everything is in order.

As of yesterday, Mayo's medical bill had ballooned to about P400,000
and each echocardiogram session has a price tag of P5,000.

Al said he's using his life savings to pay the bills with Dayong. The
problem is what's been saved may not be enough.

Mayo is the oldest of Al's and Sol's four grandchildren. He's a
basketball buff and an honor student at Claret. Mayo was accelerated
from kindergarten to Grade 1, without passing prep, because of his
superior IQ. He represented Claret in a quiz bee contest last year.

Only a month ago, Mayo was confined for three days at the Asian
Hospital after suffering a freak accident. He was horsing around with
younger brother Migel when his neck was severely strained, causing
extensive swelling. Mayo underwent 15 days of therapy to snap his
neck back in place. Luckily, there was no permanent damage because of
the malleability of children's bones.

Dayong, 34, played basketball for the University of the Philippines
with Ryan Gregorio under coach Joe Lipa and has made coaching a
career. He was an apprentice in the National Basketball League of
Australia and has coached in the Philippine Basketball League (PBL)
and later the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) since 2000.
Dayong proudly pointed out that his PBL teams never finished lower
than second and his PBA teams never lower than fourth.

Dayong and wife Magirl Royeca of General Santos City are parents of
three—Mayo, Dada, 7, and Migel, 5. Dayong and Malaya are the only
children of Al and Sol. Malaya has a 10-month-old daughter Mayasoh. *
* *
Aside from his Purefoods chores, Dayong is head coach of the Adamson
high school varsity with Vis Valencia as his assistant. Valencia came
from St. Vincent whose products include the Cabatu brothers Jun-Jun
and Christian. Rensy Bajar was Dayong's assistant before the former
San Beda guard was signed up by Alaska.

"Our high school team has 11 rookies," said Dayong. "At the Fr.
Martin's Cup, we lost all our six games. But now, we're coming
around. We're 3-1 in the Private Schools Basketball League and we
just beat St. Jude by 70 points. The guys were inspired against St.
Jude and played for Mayo who's their biggest fan. They even came to
visit Mayo in the hospital and gave him an orange each. One of our
team B players is E. J. Feihl's nephew who's 13 and about 6-1."

Dayong has high hopes for Mayo's future. Next schoolyear, Mayo's
enrolling at FEU Fern whose sprawling campus off Commonwealth Avenue
is home to the Tamaraws' high school players. Mayo isn't just a
superior student but also a huge sports fan.

The other day, Mayo visited stricken Purefoods player Eugene Tejada—a
floor above at the hospital—in a wheelchair.

At the moment, all Dayong is hoping for is Mayo's complete recovery
from whatever ails him. The good news is the fever is almost gone.
And the battery of tests shows no damage to his organs, meaning if he
was afflicted by the Kawasaki disease, the treatment came in time and
worked.

Dayong said he wants parents to be aware of the dangers of the
Kawasaki disease on children and will share what he knows about it by
contributing blogs to the website. Al and Sol are praying that Mayo
will walk away from this experience fully recovered. Let's join them
in their prayers.



he's 15 now..maybe this is the kid

Burndvinyard
06-25-2008, 07:57 AM
can anyone confirm reports that EJ Feihl has a son that stands 6'4 now and how old is he?

What I know is that EJ has a daughter.

bolabasket
06-25-2008, 09:24 AM
the article says EJ Feihl's nephew ...

b3lowzro
06-25-2008, 12:14 PM
taken from http://www.newsflash.org/2004/02/sp/sp021546.htm


"Our high school team has 11 rookies," said Dayong. "At the Fr. Martin’s Cup, we lost all our six games. But now, we’re coming around. We’re 3-1 in the Private Schools Basketball League and we just beat St. Jude by 70 points. The guys were inspired against St. Jude and played for Mayo who’s their biggest fan. They even came to visit Mayo in the hospital and gave him an orange each. One of our team B players is E. J. Feihl’s nephew who’s 13 and about 6-1."

the kid plays for AdU High according to the article

and I saw this in another forum



Some RP Basketball 202 you got there for me. That policy of "importing" Fil-blooded Am cagers is one damning admission by our basketball honchos that they have failed to produce really good cagers in the molds of Loysagas, Mumars, Badions, Adornados, Cos, Jaworkis & Fernandezes of our glory days in world, not only Asian, basketball. Regretful.

Another thing I regret is why was that policy not implemented in the late 70s? In '78 my two nephews, brothers Mark and Dave (6-9, 6-10, respectively) played exhibition games against PBA teams, along with several handpicked college standouts in California among Fil-Ams. They were called BALIKBAYAN ALL STARS. Against Jawo-Fernandez- Francis Arnaiz's powerful Toyota, forward Mark scored 40 points.

They beat Toyota by 12 pts, I think. Jaworski, frustrated with Mark's unstoppable pointmaking from all angles, "made sahod" on him that nearly decapitated my nephew. Had it not been for the proverbial cooler heads, Jawo might not be a Senator today, but a Memorial Park decor. LOL. :)

Postscript: Toyota, Crispa and YCO offered Mark and Dave playing contracts, but their father, my cousin Bill Fernando refused, partly because of Pinas "dirty" basketball. Bill's father (Uncle Frank, RIP) is the brother of my dad Fred (SLN).

Sayang, may mga pamangkin sana ako sa PBA noon. At malay natin, baka nagka-asawa sila ng Pinay, at nagka-anak ng mga 7-footers! You'll never know, di ba?

And that didn't materialize -- all because of Jaworski's uncalled for dirty play.

Basketball History 303 for you, Ernst! Bayad na ako, ok?

http://www.grabeh.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-2354.html ("http://www.grabeh.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-2354.html)

rhk111
06-25-2008, 02:24 PM
That story about having 6'9" nephews, that's what we could call as, "Kwentong Barbero" in Tagalog, or Barbershop Stories. I sincerely doubt if any of it is true.

Probably just some attention-hungry jack@ss trying to impress other people.

ankle breaker
06-25-2008, 03:20 PM
the only thing that can affirm the veracity of that claim is if someone can attest that there was really a game between balikbayan all stars against toyota before. i never heard of any exhibition games that was played before with the teams mentioned above. and lastly, if that person's statement is true, he could have written the lastnames of mark and dave.

b3lowzro
06-25-2008, 03:32 PM
That story about having 6'9" nephews, that's what we could call as, "Kwentong Barbero" in Tagalog, or Barbershop Stories. I sincerely doubt if any of it is true.

Probably just some attention-hungry jack@ss trying to impress other people.

hehehehe they were even disgruntled by the influx of Fil-Fors in the PBA, while our own Robert Jaworski is considered a Fil-For is you look his ethnicity.

ankle breaker
06-25-2008, 03:54 PM
hehehehe they were even disgruntled by the influx of Fil-Fors in the PBA, while our own Robert Jaworski is considered a Fil-For is you look his ethnicity.
jaworski is the one who led the senate inquiry about it to help marlou and jolas.:D he's dooming his kind that's why he never make it to the second term.

logre23
06-25-2008, 05:22 PM
the only thing that can affirm the veracity of that claim is if someone can attest that there was really a game between balikbayan all stars against toyota before. i never heard of any exhibition games that was played before with the teams mentioned above. and lastly, if that person's statement is true, he could have written the lastnames of mark and dave.

I read this before...their last name is fernando

RetiredJordanStopper
06-25-2008, 06:35 PM
jaworski is the one who led the senate inquiry about it to help marlou and jolas.:D he's dooming his kind that's why he never make it to the second term.

it was the late senator robert barbers who led the senate inquiry

ankle breaker
06-25-2008, 09:34 PM
I read this before...their last name is fernando
is it really true that they are 6'9" and 6'10"?

thadzonline
06-26-2008, 12:11 AM
hehehehe they were even disgruntled by the influx of Fil-Fors in the PBA, while our own Robert Jaworski is considered a Fil-For is you look his ethnicity.

As long as the Fil-fors are legit and considered citizens of the land, there should be no discrimination..It's another story if the guy is a sham

thadzonline
06-26-2008, 12:16 AM
@rhk111

Is the 6'8" player from the south you mentioned was going to UST a Fil-foreign guy from Europe? Could this be the same fil-for guy i mentioned in the "new big guy" thread? Coz i just found out he is from Mindanao or at least his roots are but then he will have to sit out 2 seasons in the UAAP if that is the case

rhk111
06-26-2008, 02:17 AM
@rhk111

Is the 6'8" player from the south you mentioned was going to UST a Fil-foreign guy from Europe? Could this be the same fil-for guy i mentioned in the "new big guy" thread? Coz i just found out he is from Mindanao or at least his roots are but then he will have to sit out 2 seasons in the UAAP if that is the case

* The 6'8" guy I was thinking about was Joel Ambohot, but there were reports he is only 6'6"

* Yes, I think he will have to sit out 2 seasons in the UAAP if he completed high school in the US, or spent some years in college there. Forget about the UAAP, though. Its better for him to go to a NCAA school, where he will spend only a year at most of residency. Though the team is loaded on all positions already, the Red Lions could always use a quality big man.

thadzonline
06-26-2008, 03:17 AM
* The 6'8" guy I was thinking about was Joel Ambohot, but there were reports he is only 6'6"

* Yes, I think he will have to sit out 2 seasons in the UAAP if he completed high school in the US, or spent some years in college there. Forget about the UAAP, though. Its better for him to go to a NCAA school, where he will spend only a year at most of residency. Though the team is loaded on all positions already, the Red Lions could always use a quality big man.

nope, he did not study in the US but I guess the same rule applies because he did not study in the Philippines either..We are recruiting him for USC in the CeSAFI though

I exchanged messages with bchoter at the gameface forums and he confirmed they do have an eye on a 6'9, 17 year old project but apparently the kid is MIA?

rhk111
06-26-2008, 03:26 AM
nope, he did not study in the US but I guess the same rule applies because he did not study in the Philippines either..We are recruiting him for USC in the CeSAFI though

I exchanged messages with bchoter at the gameface forums and he confirmed they do have an eye on a 6'9, 17 year old project but apparently the kid is MIA?

From what country?

As for that 6'9" player, until he surfaces, and can be verified independently, I would take it as just a grain of salt. 6'9" players in this basketball-crazy country of ours is not easy to hide. Also, I've learned that there are a lot of deception, smoke and mirrors going on when it comes to college recruitment.

thadzonline
06-26-2008, 03:37 AM
From what country?

classified information at this moment :D:p


As for that 6'9" player, until he surfaces, and can be verified independently, I would take it as just a grain of salt. 6'9" players in this basketball-crazy country of ours is not easy to hide. Also, I've learned that there are a lot of deception, smoke and mirrors going on when it comes to college recruitment.
well, at least, if ever the guy is for real we wont be seeing him for this season at least

bolabasket
06-26-2008, 07:07 AM
I read this before...their last name is fernando
Their father is named Bayani? :D

ankle breaker
06-26-2008, 04:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by logre23

I read this before...their last name is fernando



Their father is named Bayani? :D

hahahaha. they are good im sure. :D

thadzonline
07-03-2008, 11:40 AM
Seems like I am going to see another 6'8 player in Cebu next year. Born in the Philippines to Pinoy parents :D. He will not be playing for USC and wow, CeSAFi is going to be more competitive if that happens. codename Gianni Bravo for USC(6'8), GS(6'11) for UV, Junmar Fajardo(6'9") for UC and this guy(6'8") somewhere else. I hope Herico also comes here..lol

ankle breaker
07-03-2008, 04:16 PM
Seems like I am going to see another 6'8 player in Cebu next year. Born in the Philippines to Pinoy parents :D. He will not be playing for USC and wow, CeSAFi is going to be more competitive if that happens. codename Gianni Bravo for USC(6'8), GS(6'11) for UV, Junmar Fajardo(6'9") for UC and this guy(6'8") somewhere else. I hope Herico also comes here..lol
thadz, and where you think this 6'8" player going to play in the CESAFI? since you said that he's not going to play for USC.

Alex07
07-03-2008, 06:49 PM
Seems like I am going to see another 6'8 player in Cebu next year. Born in the Philippines to Pinoy parents :D. He will not be playing for USC and wow, CeSAFi is going to be more competitive if that happens. codename Gianni Bravo for USC(6'8), GS(6'11) for UV, Junmar Fajardo(6'9") for UC and this guy(6'8") somewhere else. I hope Herico also comes here..lol

Thadz,are you managing some of these players? I think it'll be better that they play for teams in manila,so they could be used by the RP team even if they are still studying.I think CESAFI has this absurd rule that they could not lend players even in the national pool.Just my opinion :)

kerouac82
07-04-2008, 03:43 AM
thadz, and where you think this 6'8" player going to play in the CESAFI? since you said that he's not going to play for USC.

Lemme guess. One of the Eman brothers?

C2Hamm
07-04-2008, 04:58 AM
Thadz, aren't you the onewho posted before that Herico isn't interested in playing basketball?

bolabasket
07-04-2008, 05:03 AM
Seems like I am going to see another 6'8 player in Cebu next year. Born in the Philippines to Pinoy parents :D. He will not be playing for USC and wow, CeSAFi is going to be more competitive if that happens. codename Gianni Bravo for USC(6'8), GS(6'11) for UV, Junmar Fajardo(6'9") for UC and this guy(6'8") somewhere else. I hope Herico also comes here..lol
lots of prospects...they should be in the development pool...

thadzonline
07-04-2008, 06:35 AM
Thadz, aren't you the onewho posted before that Herico isn't interested in playing basketball?

I didn't say he wasn't interested in basketball per se. I said he was not interested to play college ball in the Philippines. He does play basketball but I'm not sure if he does play in an organized league. And he once mentioned he will try to get a basketball scholarship when he gets done with his first two years in junior college

thadzonline
07-04-2008, 07:49 AM
thadz, and where you think this 6'8" player going to play in the CESAFI? since you said that he's not going to play for USC.

A traditional Cebu school in rennaissance mode :D

thadzonline
07-04-2008, 07:52 AM
Lemme guess. One of the Eman brothers?

nope, but I'm sure if I mention his name, many of you may have heard of hsi name already..and by the way, I just got a correction from a source who got a closer look at the kid, he aint 6'8 but merely 6'6 at most

thadzonline
07-04-2008, 07:54 AM
Thadz,are you managing some of these players? I think it'll be better that they play for teams in manila,so they could be used by the RP team even if they are still studying.I think CESAFI has this absurd rule that they could not lend players even in the national pool.Just my opinion :)

nope, Im not a manager, just an ordinary basketball fan who happens to have very big ears :D..I think I will correct myself on the interpretation of the national team rule. a player is not allowed to play perhaps if he is currently committed to the national pool, but can probably be reinstated after his tour fo duty with the national team.. This probably explains why Jonathan Canceran, once a member of the RPYT was still allowed to play for UC after his youth team stint

C2Hamm
07-04-2008, 08:11 AM
nope, Im not a manager, just an ordinary basketball fan who happens to have very big ears :D..I think I will correct myself on the interpretation of the national team rule. a player is not allowed to play perhaps if he is currently committed to the national pool, but can probably be reinstated after his tour fo duty with the national team.. This probably explains why Jonathan Canceran, once a member of the RPYT was still allowed to play for UC after his youth team stint
loopholes rulez!:p

logre23
07-04-2008, 10:06 AM
nope, but I'm sure if I mention his name, many of you may have heard of hsi name already..and by the way, I just got a correction from a source who got a closer look at the kid, he aint 6'8 but merely 6'6 at most

joel ambohot?

kerouac82
07-04-2008, 11:59 AM
joel ambohot?

^ I was thinking of that possibility too.

rhk111
07-04-2008, 01:00 PM
I didn't say he wasn't interested in basketball per se. I said he was not interested to play college ball in the Philippines. He does play basketball but I'm not sure if he does play in an organized league. And he once mentioned he will try to get a basketball scholarship when he gets done with his first two years in junior college

Maybe he's not really interested in playing basketball in the Philippines, because he knows he's not that good. He doesn't look like he's in shape from his pics. I doubt if that guy is any better than Chris Suguitan, or Francis De Leon.

thadzonline
07-04-2008, 01:57 PM
joel ambohot?
Didn't that kid commit to the army of green already in Manila? :D :p

Onizuka01
07-04-2008, 03:54 PM
loopholes rulez!:p


wasn't a loophole, jonathan canceran joined the RPYT when CESAFI was still CAAA wherein CAAA allow players from member schools to play in the NT. the rule was changed when CAAA was transformed to CESAFI.

C2Hamm
07-04-2008, 05:39 PM
wasn't a loophole, jonathan canceran joined the RPYT when CESAFI was still CAAA wherein CAAA allow players from member schools to play in the NT. the rule was changed when CAAA was transformed to CESAFI.
exactly, it was changed. and before the ground rules were bared, most believed that you cant join a national team because you wont be able to play in CESAFI again. when the ground rules were released, it aslo seemed that what we initially thought is true. but, if you look at the rules closely, it just says that the player who joins a national/development team AND receives allowances from PSC is disqualified from the tournament. and if you look at how the sentence was constructed, the player is disqualified in the current tournament. so it means he can still play next year if he is still eligible.

my question now to Thadz is, if a player joins a NT but is proven to not receive any allowance(he is purely a practive player only) is he disqualified from the tournament? I know almost noone will do this but then my followup question is, what if the player not receiving the allowance from PSC but is getting it from a private entity, is he still eligible for that year?

C2Hamm
07-04-2008, 05:55 PM
nope, but I'm sure if I mention his name, many of you may have heard of hsi name already..and by the way, I just got a correction from a source who got a closer look at the kid, he aint 6'8 but merely 6'6 at most
Bradwyn Guinto?
John Ortiz?
Nico San Juan?

thadzonline
07-06-2008, 09:00 AM
Bradwyn Guinto?
John Ortiz?
Nico San Juan?

none of those guys were once reported to be 6'8 :D..

Alex07
07-08-2008, 07:27 AM
another of those guessing games huh.

dreamwalker
07-09-2008, 08:12 AM
exactly, it was changed. and before the ground rules were bared, most believed that you cant join a national team because you wont be able to play in CESAFI again. when the ground rules were released, it aslo seemed that what we initially thought is true. but, if you look at the rules closely, it just says that the player who joins a national/development team AND receives allowances from PSC is disqualified from the tournament. and if you look at how the sentence was constructed, the player is disqualified in the current tournament. so it means he can still play next year if he is still eligible.
my question now to Thadz is, if a player joins a NT but is proven to not receive any allowance(he is purely a practive player only) is he disqualified from the tournament? I know almost noone will do this but then my followup question is, what if the player not receiving the allowance from PSC but is getting it from a private entity, is he still eligible for that year?

The way I interpret the rules as you have mentioned, I would say "Yes" - all of the above. And technically the player is not receiving any allowances from PSC but from a separate private entity (sponsor).:D :)

jamesz
08-18-2008, 09:50 AM
Hehehe...just saw this now. Enjoy if you haven't seen this picture before. Imagine if Raul Dillo had Yao Ming skills, RP Team would be alright. Gido Babilonia sadly passed away January 2007 of cardiac arrest. RIP.

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/26819/Ex-PBA-cager-Babilonia-passes-away

http://basketball.exchange.ph/index.php/2006/11/08/the-long-and-short-of-it-part-iii/

http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/4391/dillokz4.gif

Alex07
09-16-2008, 04:59 AM
Mu Tie-Zhu, Giant Chinese Center, Dead at 59 - Sep 15, 2008 (by Arthur Volbert)
Mu Tie-Zhu (230-C-49), who starred for China's National Team in the 1970's and 1980's, has died in Beijing of a heart attack at age 59.

Born in 1949, Mu began playing with the National Team in 1973 and retired from basketball at age 38 in 1987. He was a member of the Chinese Army and was the long-time center for the Army team, Bayi.

There was a famous matchup between Mu and Yasutaka Okayama (236-C-54, college: Portland), a 236 cm giant from Japan who was once drafted by Golden State Warriors. Mu completely outplayed the Japanese giant. Mu was reluctant to have his height measured and he may have been as tall as 7-10, which would make him as big as the Russian giant, Aleksandr Sizonenko (241-C-62). If so, Mu was the tallest truly important basketball player who ever lived.

Mu has been in poor health for several years, suffering from heart disease, as well as severe phlebothrombosis and arthritis in his legs and waist partly due to the hard training he did when he was still a basketball player and partly as result of the condition of gigantism from which he suffers.

When he was a basketball player, Mu used to run 10,000 meters every day. He played for the national team for 14 years.

Mu acted as coach for Bayi Rockets for 3 years before forced to step down due to the diagnosis of his severe heart problem.

He and his wife were married for 26 years at the time of his death. His wife used to be his fan, and wrote him an anonymous letter. The Bayi Rockets did background research on her, and arranged their first date. They felt in love and got married afterwards.

He has one son and one daughter, who are both under 180 cm. This is a further indication that his enormous height was produced by the pituitary condition of gigantism, rather than by genetics.
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a bit off topic but I guess we cant produce even pituitary Giants like these guys..could grow as tall as 7-11 :D

patay-butiki
09-16-2008, 03:02 PM
when i was young, i read stories of people with gigantism in guiness book of world records. something to do with accidental banging of head triggering abnormal reaction in the pituitary gland.

so i banged my head against the iron frame of our neighbor's window. i got a big "bukol" (swell) on my head. but that didnt hurt as much as the spanking i got from my mom after i explained to her what i wanted to do. :D :D :D

anyways, the sad part is i never played competitive basketball past grade school. :p

jeree18
09-16-2008, 09:15 PM
Mu Tie-Zhu, Giant Chinese Center, Dead at 59 - Sep 15, 2008 (by Arthur Volbert)
Mu Tie-Zhu (230-C-49), who starred for China's National Team in the 1970's and 1980's, has died in Beijing of a heart attack at age 59.

Born in 1949, Mu began playing with the National Team in 1973 and retired from basketball at age 38 in 1987. He was a member of the Chinese Army and was the long-time center for the Army team, Bayi.

There was a famous matchup between Mu and Yasutaka Okayama (236-C-54, college: Portland), a 236 cm giant from Japan who was once drafted by Golden State Warriors. Mu completely outplayed the Japanese giant. Mu was reluctant to have his height measured and he may have been as tall as 7-10, which would make him as big as the Russian giant, Aleksandr Sizonenko (241-C-62). If so, Mu was the tallest truly important basketball player who ever lived.

Mu has been in poor health for several years, suffering from heart disease, as well as severe phlebothrombosis and arthritis in his legs and waist partly due to the hard training he did when he was still a basketball player and partly as result of the condition of gigantism from which he suffers.

When he was a basketball player, Mu used to run 10,000 meters every day. He played for the national team for 14 years.

Mu acted as coach for Bayi Rockets for 3 years before forced to step down due to the diagnosis of his severe heart problem.

He and his wife were married for 26 years at the time of his death. His wife used to be his fan, and wrote him an anonymous letter. The Bayi Rockets did background research on her, and arranged their first date. They felt in love and got married afterwards.

He has one son and one daughter, who are both under 180 cm. This is a further indication that his enormous height was produced by the pituitary condition of gigantism, rather than by genetics.
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a bit off topic but I guess we cant produce even pituitary Giants like these guys..could grow as tall as 7-11 :D
was he a filipino? i guessits a wrong thread.

dreamwalker
09-16-2008, 09:52 PM
Wonder where is Raul Dillo now ?, did he got married and had kids...anyone, please ????:confused:

kerouac82
09-17-2008, 03:40 AM
when i was young, i read stories of people with gigantism in guiness book of world records. something to do with accidental banging of head triggering abnormal reaction in the pituitary gland.

so i banged my head against the iron frame of our neighbor's window. i got a big "bukol" (swell) on my head. but that didnt hurt as much as the spanking i got from my mom after i explained to her what i wanted to do. :D :D :D

anyways, the sad part is i never played competitive basketball past grade school. :p

Well, you did grow a few inches for a day or two, but not where they were needed. :D

jepoy
09-21-2009, 08:02 AM
1) Raul Dillo 7’3” UE (UAAP), San Juan Knights (MBA) Retired
2) EJ Feihl 7’0” ADU (UAAP), Ginebra, Purefoods, Alaska, Red Bull (PBA) retired
3) Greg Slaughter 6'10 UV (Cesafi) Active
Jericho De guzman 6'10 1/8 FEU? Residency
4) Marlou Aquino 6’10” ADU (UAAP), Ginebra, Sta Lucia Realty (PBA) Active
5) Frederick Canlas 6’10” Formula Shell (PBA) Reserve
6) Andrew John Seigle 6’9” Talk N Text, Purefoods, Brgy Ginebra (PBA)
7) Raymung Lacson 6'9 DLSU 86'
8) James Walkvist 6’9” Ginebra (PBA)
9) Bonnel Balingit 6’9” Swift, Tanduay, Purefoods (PBA)
10) Danny Jomamil 6’9” Adamson University (UAAP)
11) Mick Pennisi 6’9” Red Bull (PBA)
12) Junmar fajardo 6'9 UC Cesafi
13) Samigue Eman 6’8” University of Mindanao, Rain or Shine, SMB (PBL)
14) Japeth Aguilar 6’8” Ateneo (UAAP), Western Kentucky University (NCAA)
15) Yancy de Ocampo 6’8” St Francis (NCRAA), Air21, Talk N Text (PBA)
16) Joachim Thoss 6’8” Alaska (PBA)
17) Bonifacio de Jesus 6’8” RP Team Youth Asian Games (1978)
18) Don Yabut 6’8” Far Eastern University (UAAP), Welcoat (PBL)
19) Francis de Leon 6’8” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
20) Eric Suguitan 6’8” University of the East (UAAP)
21) Bacon 6'8 UPHR (NCAA)
22) Christian standinger 6'8 fil-german USNCAA
23) Vincent San Diego 6’8” De La Salle University (UAAP)
Sajeev Gangwani 6'8 DLSU recruit 2010
24) Asi Taulava 6’7 3/4” Talk N Text (PBA)
25) Gian Chiu 6’7 1/2” Ateneo HS (UAAP)
Joe Devance 6'7 3/4 Alaska
Arnold Van Opstal 6'7 1/2 DLSU HS
26) jeff mella 6'7 1/4" St. Francis
27) Raffy Reavies 6’7” Swift, Brgy Ginebra (PBA)
28) Dong Polistico 6’7” Alaska (PBA)
29) Cris Bolado 6’7” N.U.(UAAP), Alaska, Swift, Ginebra, Purefoods (PBA)
30) Lawrence Bonus 6’7” University of Manila, Montana (PBL)
31) Rabeh Al-hussaini 6'7 ADMU (UAAP)
32) Mark Andaya 6’7” Letran College (NCAA), Talk N Text (PBA)
33) Clark “Pep” Moore 6’7” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
34) Nanninga 6'7 UST (UAAP)
35) Christopher Eman 6'7 UM
Burtonwood Cesafi?
Jay Washington 6'7 SMB (PBA)
Erram 6'7 ADMU Team B
Norbert Torres 6'7 DLSU team B
Magi Sison 6'7 UP (UAAP)
Ramos 6'6 1/4 FEU, smart gilas
36) Gilbert Lao 6’6” 1/2 UST (UAAP) Coca Cola,Welcoat, SMB
37) Mark Kong 6’6” Adamson University (UAAP), Alaska, San Miguel (PBA)
38) Dorian Peρa 6’6” Cornell University (NCAA), San Miguel (PBA)
39) Giovanni Pineda 6’6” Adamson University (UAAP), Alaska (PBA)
40) Jason Ballesteros 6’6” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
41) Philip Butel 6’6” University of the East (UAAP)
42) Dino Berame 6’6” University of the Visayas (CESAFI)
43) Danny seigel 6'6 PBA SMB
44) don camaso 6'6 MBA metrostar, talk n text PBA
45) Paolo Napo 6’6” University of the East (UAAP)
46) Alex Crisano 6’6” Ginebra, Tanduay (PBA)
Romulo Mamaril 6'6 Ginebra 80's
Ervin Sotto 6'6 St. francis
Spencer Eman 6'6 FEU?
Rysal Castro 6'6 FEU (UAAP) liga pilipinas
Ian Sangalang 6'6 SSC (NCAA)
Equilos 6'6 FEU (UAAP)
Magat 6'6 NU (UAAP)
kyle Pascual 6'6 SBC team B
Vinluan 6'6 FEU (UAAP)
Davonn Harp 6'6 Barako Bull
Theophile 6'6 Liga pilipinas
Kelly Williams 6'6 SLR (PBA)

jepoy
09-21-2009, 08:04 AM
guy's pls. add anyone that i forgot to write. thanks

OjiesIII
09-21-2009, 06:00 PM
1) Raul Dillo 7’3” UE (UAAP), San Juan Knights (MBA) Retired
2) EJ Feihl 7’0” ADU (UAAP), Ginebra, Purefoods, Alaska, Red Bull (PBA) retired
3) Greg Slaughter 6'10 UV (Cesafi) Active
Jericho De guzman 6'10 1/8 FEU? Residency
4) Marlou Aquino 6’10” ADU (UAAP), Ginebra, Sta Lucia Realty (PBA) Active
5) Frederick Canlas 6’10” Formula Shell (PBA) Reserve
6) Andrew John Seigle 6’9” Talk N Text, Purefoods, Brgy Ginebra (PBA)
7) Raymung Lacson 6'9 DLSU 86'
8) James Walkvist 6’9” Ginebra (PBA)
9) Bonnel Balingit 6’9” Swift, Tanduay, Purefoods (PBA)
10) Danny Jomamil 6’9” Adamson University (UAAP)
11) Mick Pennisi 6’9” Red Bull (PBA)
12) Junmar fajardo 6'9 UC Cesafi
13) Samigue Eman 6’8” University of Mindanao, Rain or Shine, SMB (PBL)
14) Japeth Aguilar 6’8” Ateneo (UAAP), Western Kentucky University (NCAA)
15) Yancy de Ocampo 6’8” St Francis (NCRAA), Air21, Talk N Text (PBA)
16) Joachim Thoss 6’8” Alaska (PBA)
17) Bonifacio de Jesus 6’8” RP Team Youth Asian Games (1978)
18) Don Yabut 6’8” Far Eastern University (UAAP), Welcoat (PBL)
19) Francis de Leon 6’8” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
20) Eric Suguitan 6’8” University of the East (UAAP)
21) Bacon 6'8 UPHR (NCAA)
22) Christian standinger 6'8 fil-german USNCAA
23) Vincent San Diego 6’8” De La Salle University (UAAP)
Sajeev Gangwani 6'8 DLSU recruit 2010
24) Asi Taulava 6’7 3/4” Talk N Text (PBA)
25) Gian Chiu 6’7 1/2” Ateneo HS (UAAP)
Joe Devance 6'7 3/4 Alaska
Arnold Van Opstal 6'7 1/2 DLSU HS
26) jeff mella 6'7 1/4" St. Francis
27) Raffy Reavies 6’7” Swift, Brgy Ginebra (PBA)
28) Dong Polistico 6’7” Alaska (PBA)
29) Cris Bolado 6’7” N.U.(UAAP), Alaska, Swift, Ginebra, Purefoods (PBA)
30) Lawrence Bonus 6’7” University of Manila, Montana (PBL)
31) Rabeh Al-hussaini 6'7 ADMU (UAAP)
32) Mark Andaya 6’7” Letran College (NCAA), Talk N Text (PBA)
33) Clark “Pep” Moore 6’7” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
34) Nanninga 6'7 UST (UAAP)
35) Christopher Eman 6'7 UM
Burtonwood Cesafi?
Jay Washington 6'7 SMB (PBA)
Erram 6'7 ADMU Team B
Norbert Torres 6'7 DLSU team B
Magi Sison 6'7 UP (UAAP)
Ramos 6'6 1/4 FEU, smart gilas
36) Gilbert Lao 6’6” 1/2 UST (UAAP) Coca Cola,Welcoat, SMB
37) Mark Kong 6’6” Adamson University (UAAP), Alaska, San Miguel (PBA)
38) Dorian Peρa 6’6” Cornell University (NCAA), San Miguel (PBA)
39) Giovanni Pineda 6’6” Adamson University (UAAP), Alaska (PBA)
40) Jason Ballesteros 6’6” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
41) Philip Butel 6’6” University of the East (UAAP)
42) Dino Berame 6’6” University of the Visayas (CESAFI)
43) Danny seigel 6'6 PBA SMB
44) don camaso 6'6 MBA metrostar, talk n text PBA
45) Paolo Napo 6’6” University of the East (UAAP)
46) Alex Crisano 6’6” Ginebra, Tanduay (PBA)
Romulo Mamaril 6'6 Ginebra 80's
Ervin Sotto 6'6 St. francis
Spencer Eman 6'6 FEU?
Rysal Castro 6'6 FEU (UAAP) liga pilipinas
Ian Sangalang 6'6 SSC (NCAA)
Equilos 6'6 FEU (UAAP)
Magat 6'6 NU (UAAP)
kyle Pascual 6'6 SBC team B
Vinluan 6'6 FEU (UAAP)
Davonn Harp 6'6 Barako Bull
Theophile 6'6 Liga pilipinas
Kelly Williams 6'6 SLR (PBA)

Does Sajeev Gangwani 6'8 DLSU recruit 2010 is half pinoy?? if not should he be included here??

jepoy
09-22-2009, 08:58 AM
i think so but, i'm not sure. in one of the thread it was said that he is half fil-half indian. can anyone confirm this pls. thanks

ZIMATAR
09-22-2009, 01:07 PM
Danny Jomamil (6'9") played briefly in Adamson University with Jerome Ejercito and Eddie Laure. Raul Dillo (7'3") first discovered by muti titled Adamson high school coach Charlie Dy now PBA Agent during Palarong Pambansa. And played for RP team in Asian High School Championship along with Jerome Ejercito, Dennis Madrid, Caloy Garcia, Eddie Laure etc. and placed 3rd behind China and South Korea. During 90's Adamson recruited a quite number of tall players from the province. In Early 90's also Adamson paraded the tallest collegiate line up ever with EJ Fiehl (7'0"), Marlou Aquino (6'9"), Erwin Luna(6'7") and Pineda (6'7").

jepoy
09-22-2009, 05:56 PM
Guy's! does anyone know any new discoveries, giants for future basketball tournaments? this could help teams in need, specially college teams.

nardy
09-25-2009, 12:26 AM
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/topstories/topstories/view/20090917-225631/Worlds-tallest-man-looking-for-love

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:W4YaK06frxihKM:http://media.inquirer.net/inquirer/images/inquirer-logo.jpg

World's tallest man looking for love

Agence France-Presse
First Posted 08:08:00 09/17/2009

LONDON – The world's new tallest man, measuring two meters 46.5 centimeters (eight feet one inch), said he was looking for love as he was presented by Guinness World Records in London on Wednesday.

http://img.ibtimes.com/www/data/contents/full/2009/09/17/4020.jpg

Sultan Kosen, 26, blotted out the iconic Tower Bridge as he posed for photographs on the banks of the River Thames in his first ever trip outside his native Turkey.

He takes over the title from China's Bao Xishun, who stands “just” 2.36 meters (seven feet 8.95 inches).

The Turk also has the world's largest hands and largest feet, measuring 27.5 centimeters (10.8 inches) and 36.5 centimeters (14.4 inches) respectively.

And his giant hands dwarfed those proffered by amazed wellwishers as he turned heads in London, while reporters strained to get their microphones within reach of his head.

Kosen's record was unveiled to mark the launch of the Guinness World Records 2010 edition. The book, now in its 55th year, includes the world's biggest burger, made in the United States and weighing 185 pounds (84 kilograms), and records for the dog with the longest ears and the world's biggest skateboard.

Kosen was unable to complete his schooling because of his extreme height, but works occasionally as a farmer to support his family.

He said he hoped his newfound celebrity status would enable him "to travel and see the world and have a car that accommodates my size."

"My biggest dream though, is to get married and have children -- I'm looking for love," he said.

The extreme difficulty of squeezing into a regular-sized car is one of the main disadvantages of his height, but he says it comes in handy for replacing light bulbs and hanging curtains for his mother.

Kosen has three brothers and a sister, who are all normal-sized, but his rate of growth surged from the age of 10 because of a tumor which caused too much growth hormone to be released from his pituitary gland.

The tumor was successfully removed in surgery and he finally stopped growing last year. He uses walking sticks and tires quickly if he is standing.

Another pretender to the tallest title, Ukrainian Leonid Stadnyk, who claims to be 10.5 centimeters taller than Kosen, fails to qualify for the record because he refused to be measured by Guinness World Records officials.

Guinness editor-in-chief Craig Glenday travelled to Turkey to personally validate Kosen's height under strict guidelines, measuring him three times in one day because bodies expand and shrink throughout the day.

Glenday said: "Sultan's an imposing figure, but a gentle, quiet man who's totally relaxed and unfazed about his unique standing in the world."

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_2gJdVzvp-6o/Sld6KiIPouI/AAAAAAAADvI/PACjROyIoTs/s400/sultan-kosen_1.jpg

raichu08
09-25-2009, 02:40 AM
Wonder where is Raul Dillo now ?, did he got married and had kids...anyone, please ????:confused:

In the past few years, he usually guests at pinoy big brother and plays the role of "Frankie" a guy in a frankenstien's monster costume. Last time he was there was the 2nd season of the teen staging.

bone24_corleone
09-25-2009, 01:54 PM
Do you know the 6'11 guy from Pangasinan?

b3lowzro
09-25-2009, 01:56 PM
Do you know the 6'11 guy from Pangasinan?

it ain't true, if its true then we at Interbasket should have known it even before the media.

nardy
09-25-2009, 02:40 PM
Do you know the 6'11 guy from Pangasinan?

WHO IS IT? how can we get in touch with him? who is his handler? what school is he now connected?

Alex07
09-25-2009, 03:01 PM
WHO IS IT? how can we get in touch with him? who is his handler? what school is he now connected?

maybe they should ask somebody from NU or better yet coach Dandan(if he's the NU coach I'm clueless) :D

GoldenStallion87
09-28-2009, 06:02 AM
There was a time when a 6-8 man mountain by the name of Bonifacio “Bonnie” de Jesus towered over a lean batch of big men in the late 1970s. De Jesus carried the national team colors in the 1978 Asian Youth basketball championship. The RP youth team was able to defend its crown this despite using Bonnie de Jesus sparingly. He was slow and lumbering, typical of most big men at that time and was only able to play the game not because of his talent but due to his enormous size. He starred in a tagalong movie entitled “Mong” which was a comic character depicting the struggles of a very tall basketball player. Nothing was heard from de Jesus after the movie until his demise in the early 1980s.

The tallest PBA player on record is the 7-0 Edward Joseph Feihl who last donned the red and white jersey of the Red Bull Barakos. Feihl had meaningful stints with Ginebra (who drafted him second overall in the 1995 PBA Draft), Purefoods and Alaska. He tried out for a spot in the Welcoat Dragons roster in the offseason but failed to impress coach Leo Austria. Other PBA players who surpassed the 6-8 mark was former Shell beanpole Frederick Canlas, a 6-9 giant whom the Oilers drafted 7th overall in the 2001 PBA Draft (yes, ahead of Renren Ritualo), Air21 Express’ 6-8 Yancy de Ocampo, ex-Ginebra and Alaska player 6-9 James Walkvist, and former Swift, Tanduay and Purefoods gangling 6-9 250lb Bonel Balingit.

The tallest Filipino ever who played the game based on my recollection was the 7-3 Raul Dillo. Dillo created a lot of fuss when he first burst the basketball scene with a stint at the 1994 Palarong Pambansa. He stood beside a 5-2 teammate who was the shortest player in the tournament. Dillo was enlisted by the University of the East Red Warriors as a member of its training team but failed to make the grade. After his UE stint, he took his acts to the MBA where he became a sideshow to the San Juan Knights. Dillo never played a single game in the MBA. He then drifted to showbizness playing bit roles as either a monster or a Kapre (a Philippine mythical figure similar to Bigfoot in the West).

Today, the title of the tallest active PBA player is being shared by Sta. Lucia Realty’s 6-9 Marlou Aquino, Red Bull’s 6-9 Mick Pennisi, San Miguel’s injured center 6-9 Andy Seigle and Talk N Text’s 6-9 Asi Taulava.

Before the time of the Marlou Aquinos and Asi Taulavas of this generation, there was the 6-6 Romulo “Big Mama” Mamaril and the 6-7 Adriano “Dong” Polistico who manned the courts of Ultra, Cuneta Astrodome and the Araneta Coliseum. They were the tallest PBA players in the late 1990s and cast fear on court because of their mean streak and gargantuan size. Mamaril was a lean, towering slotman who could score inside and block shots. He played a total of 449 games in 11 years averaging 4.7 ppg and 4.6 rpg for Crispa, Manhattan, Tanduay, Anejo and Shell. Polistico, on the other hand, made a name for himself as an enforcer, the one tasked to defend against the other team’s best frontcourt players. He played 433 games in the PBA averaging 3.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg for Alaska Milk and San Miguel Beer. He donned the national colors in the 1994 Asian Games and the 1999 Jones Cup.

6-10 Samigue Eman finally made it to the PBA , he will replace the likes of Mick Pennisi and Andy Seigle as one of the tallest active PBA players. Eman, 24, unlike other traditional big men, is no slouch. He is very mobile and well-coordinated. He moves with grace, dunks with authority and blocks shots with impunity. At one time during the past PBL conference, he led the league in block shots with an astonishing 4 blocks a game. He is still on the verge of developing into a solid player and has very raw fundamentals. The consensus is he will get better as he earns enough experience playing against tough competition. He could have made it into the big league as one of three players Welcoat Dragons planned to elevate directly but got nixed.

Another set of tall youngsters – 6-9 ultra-athletic pair of Japeth Aguilar and Gian Chiu – are currently playing and studying abroad. If they both make into the NBA in the near future, they will get into the record books as the first Filipino(s) to ever make it into the majors. If they fail, well, at least, they had a good training ground to be a successful professional basketball player in the Philippines.

Tallest Filipino Basketball Players of All-Time
Note: Height is based on the measurements that appear in various media sources and not necessarily the actual physical measurements. If you know the actual height of these players, please tell me.

1) Raul Dillo 7’3” University of the East (UAAP), San Juan Knights (MBA)
2) EJ Feihl 7’0” Adamson University (UAAP), Ginebra, Purefoods, Alaska, Red Bull (PBA)
3) Samigue Eman 6’10” University of Mindanao, Rain or Shine (PBL)
4) Andrew John Seigle 6’9” Talk N Text, Purefoods, Brgy Ginebra (PBA)
5) James Walkvist 6’9” Ginebra (PBA)
6) Marlou Aquino 6’9” Adamson University (UAAP), Ginebra, Sta Lucia Realty (PBA)
7) Bonnel Balingit 6’9” Swift, Tanduay, Purefoods (PBA)
8) Mick Pennisi 6’9” Red Bull (PBA)
9) Frederick Canlas 6’9” Formula Shell (PBA)
10) Asi Taulava 6’9” Talk N Text (PBA)
11) Japeth Aguilar 6’9” Ateneo (UAAP), Western Kentucky University (NCAA)
12) Gian Chiu 6’9” Ateneo HS (UAAP)
13) Paolo Napo 6’9” University of the East (UAAP)
14) Danny Jomamil 6’9” Adamson University (UAAP)
15) Yancy de Ocampo 6’8” St Francis (NCRAA), Air21, Talk N Text (PBA)
16) Raffy Reavies 6’8” Swift, Brgy Ginebra (PBA)
17) Joachim Thoss 6’8” Alaska (PBA)
18) Bonifacio de Jesus 6’8” RP Team Youth Asian Games (1978)
19) Don Yabut 6’8” Far Eastern University (UAAP), Welcoat (PBL)
20) Francis de Leon 6’8” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
21) Jason Ballesteros 6’8” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
22) Eric Suguitan 6’8” University of the East (UAAP)
23) Lawrence Bonus 6’7” University of Manila, Montana (PBL)
24) Alex Crisano 6’7” Ginebra, Tanduay (PBA)
25) Dong Polistico 6’7” Alaska (PBA)
26) Cris Bolado 6’7” National University (UAAP), Alaska, Swift, Ginebra, Purefoods (PBA)
27) Mark Kong 6’7” Adamson University (UAAP), Alaska, San Miguel (PBA)
28) Mark Andaya 6’7” Letran College (NCAA), Talk N Text (PBA)
29) Vincent San Diego 6’7” De La Salle University (UAAP)
30) Gilbert Lao 6’7” University of Sto. Thomas (UAAP) Coca Cola, Welcoat (PBA)
31) Dorian Peρa 6’7” Cornell University (NCAA), San Miguel (PBA)
32) Giovanni Pineda 6’7” Adamson University (UAAP), Alaska (PBA)
33) Clark “Pep” Moore 6’7” San Sebastian College (NCAA)
34) Philip Butel 6’7” University of the East (UAAP)
35) Dino Berame 6’7” University of the Visayas (CESAFI)

Do you know other taller Filipino basketball players?

Tallest Filipinas Ever....???????

There was one player that I was fortunate enough to play against in high school and that was Danny Francisco. That time he was a raw 6'-4" center of Ateneo but 2 years later grew to 6'-7" and became the focal point of Ateneo's back to back UAAP title. Would have been a top big man of his time had it not been for an enlarged heart that prevented him from playing in the PBA. At that time when he was ready to jump to the pros, he was rumored to be 6'-8". He had the moves of Ramon Fernandez in a 6'-8" body!

DeportGrahamLimMovement
09-28-2009, 07:16 AM
There was one player that I was fortunate enough to play against in high school and that was Danny Francisco. That time he was a raw 6'-4" center of Ateneo but 2 years later grew to 6'-7" and became the focal point of Ateneo's back to back UAAP title. Would have been a top big man of his time had it not been for an enlarged heart that prevented him from playing in the PBA. At that time when he was ready to jump to the pros, he was rumored to be 6'-8". He had the moves of Ramon Fernandez in a 6'-8" body!

Yes, should he been healthy that time, he could have been drafted ahead of Paras and the young Jun Limpot was playing second fiddle to him in the 1988 RP Youth Team. He was like an upgraded version of Don Ramon at 6-7, sayang.

Lebron23
09-29-2009, 06:12 AM
Asi Taulava is 1" shorter than 6'7" Dominique Wilkins. I think he's between 6'6" - 6'6.5" without shoes.

donlyn
09-29-2009, 06:24 AM
Asi Taulava is 1" shorter than 6'7" Dominique Wilkins. I think he's between 6'6" - 6'6.5" without shoes.

Asi is a legit 6'8. While dominic wilkins 6'7 is not sure since NBA is known for padding heights.

Lebron23
09-29-2009, 06:44 AM
Asi is a legit 6'8. While dominic wilkins 6'7 is not sure since NBA is known for padding heights.

I watched the replay of the PBA All Stars and NBA legends last night. Robert Horry and Dominique Wilkins are both taller than Asi Taulava.

Robert Horry was measured at 6'8" back in 1992.

http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Robert-Horry-2873/

Click on the link

OjiesIII
09-29-2009, 09:56 AM
I watched the replay of the PBA All Stars and NBA legends last night. Robert Horry and Dominique Wilkins are both taller than Asi Taulava.

Robert Horry was measured at 6'8" back in 1992.

http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Robert-Horry-2873/

Click on the link

i watched it live and Horry is taller than Asi and Wilkins is shorter than Asi..

Lebron23
09-29-2009, 10:02 AM
i watched it live and Horry is taller than Asi and Wilkins is shorter than Asi..

Asi Taulava is probably 6'7". I am also surprised that Jay R Reyes looks like a legit 6'7".

DaveMap2007
10-02-2009, 05:58 AM
Asi Taulava is probably 6'7". I am also surprised that Jay R Reyes looks like a legit 6'7".

Jay R Reyes is 6'7 since his letran and UP days

neo
10-02-2009, 12:16 PM
Asi Taulava is probably 6'7". I am also surprised that Jay R Reyes looks like a legit 6'7".

he is a legit 6'7, just like thoss. and taulava :D.

its kelly williams who is not a legit 6'7.

STATE
10-02-2009, 05:53 PM
san diego and lacson doesn't have the genes to become players. they were just forced to play the game owing to their extraordinary height. i've seen these guys play and they are worst than what you can imagine. i was even telling God why he gave that height to san diego and lacson and not me? if, i just have the same height of two? i for sure the first pinoy if not the first asian to the NBA.

Yeah right!, btw, what's your name again? :D

than11
10-02-2009, 08:56 PM
Yeah right!, btw, what's your name again? :D

pointless..

thadzonline
11-07-2009, 02:18 AM
OT: we can manipulate the 12th chromosome to produce giants like this kid:

http://highschool.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1011697

dreamwalker
11-07-2009, 04:29 AM
OT: we can manipulate the 12th chromosome to produce giants like this kid:

http://highschool.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1011697

As stated in the article:


While his height makes strangers wonder if he's an athlete, the truth is, his height actually holds him back as it comes with serious health problems, including enlarged joints and unusual blood counts. He already has arthritis.

"I can't run anymore," Adams said in the story. "I can't be active like I used to."
Poor kid......:eek:

thadzonline
11-10-2009, 12:29 PM
As stated in the article:


Poor kid......:eek:

yeah I know..it was meant to elicit laughter:D

mon23
11-11-2013, 05:04 AM
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=s2wVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gwsEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2785%2C2955867

The year was 1987, never knew this before or not sure if this was ever discussed on basketball forums, a 6"9' filipino player in the 1980s, long before Marlou Aquino and EJ Feihl came,

A 6-foot-9 muslim boy Ashjong Jala, a Tausog discovered by a former agent of the Elizalde group in Davao, if the Elizalde group's program to develop him into a basketball player is successful, he would be directed towards the national team, what happen to him.

rocketstar47
11-11-2013, 05:46 AM
Jun Jun Cleopatra HS here in Tawi Tawi 6'10 16Y/o

OjiesIII
11-11-2013, 06:09 AM
Jun Jun Cleopatra HS here in Tawi Tawi 6'10 16Y/o

He should be train here in Manila right now.

Sam (a.k.a.) Tuwid
11-11-2013, 07:37 AM
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=s2wVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gwsEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2785%2C2955867

The year was 1987, never knew this before or not sure if this was ever discussed on basketball forums, a 6"9' filipino player in the 1980s, long before Marlou Aquino and EJ Feihl came,



A 6-foot-9 muslim boy Ashjong Jala, a Tausog discovered by a former agent of the Elizalde group in Davao, if the Elizalde group's program to develop him into a basketball player is successful, he would be directed towards the national team, what happen to him.

Read about this at the time... and from what I can recollect best, I think he actually was reed thin upon physicals... and was too slow to pick up the basics for his play to be of any relevance. Again from memory and account of a buddy of mine, an equally stringent fan faithful of Crispa and Tanduay back in the day... " Asjong", reluctantly did set foot in Manila but except for a few gigs at Gala Theatre and Eat Bulaga where he was introduced as the tallest Pinoy at the time, he was of no other consequence whatsoever in the scheme of things, never mind cracking the Tanduay lineup.

Brings to mind the fate of the 7'7" Argentine, Jorge Gonzalez, or "El Gigante" where he was initially brought from the boondocks to the world of glitter on a basketball sponsorship only to end up instead, signing for a WWF career!

jepoy
11-11-2013, 04:06 PM
is jun jun cleopatra real in the first? not do doubt u brother but its been like that most of the time. do u have pictures for proof? tnx bro

alfrancis
11-12-2013, 09:13 PM
Jun Jun Cleopatra HS here in Tawi Tawi 6'10 16Y/o

Another future bigman? Nardy should know this

AlYuson
11-14-2013, 03:10 AM
Another hoax post by Rocketstar47..As far as we know..That 6'10 kid from tawitawi is just another figment imagination of rocketstar47.

kerouac82
11-16-2013, 09:03 AM
Another hoax post by Rocketstar47..As far as we know..That 6'10 kid from tawitawi is just another figment imagination of rocketstar47.

I remember the "Jorel Barbacena 7'2"" post he made in one of the non-Philippine threads before. Even sinobball was surprised.

Whatever happened to Danny Jumamil of Adamson? He was 6'9" and played against the likes of Ildefonso and UE's Buenaventura.

Servinio
11-19-2013, 01:27 PM
Whatever happened to Danny Jumamil of Adamson? He was 6'9" and played against the likes of Ildefonso and UE's Buenaventura.
Despite having a playing year or two left in the UAAP, Danny Jumamil turned pro via the MBA's Iloilo Volts in 1999 (or was it 1998?). However, he never got to play in an official game.

I was able to meet him again in 2003. By then, Jumamil was holding a job with the Ozamiz City government.


http://servssports.wordpress.com

4th_Inf_Sgt
12-22-2013, 09:45 PM
Hello, Philippine basketball fans. Rookie lang ako dito, so forgive me if my posts are redundant. Back in the 70's, there was a player named Ed Carvajal, who was the tallest during his time. A college school mate, Ray Lacson, was the tallest Filipino I've seen with my own two eyes.

I was a PBA fan from the beginning until 1985. My favorite teams were Crispa, and when they disbanded, Shell. Unfortunately, I haven't been following the PBA too closely, anymore.

Regards to all and hope to enjoy some great conversations with all of you.

olazabal
01-09-2014, 06:52 AM
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Bonnie de Jesus had played in the PBA?

Jay P. Mercado
01-09-2014, 07:11 AM
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Bonnie de Jesus had played in the PBA?

No he wasn't able to, Ola. He last played for the Imperial Textile Mills (ITM) in the MICAA when Romy Mamaril moved to another team. He also played for the 1978 RP Youth team that won the gold medal in the Asian Youth tournament held in Manila. He appeared in a lead role as "Mong," a popular local komiks character about a gentle giant. The late comedienne, Chichay, was her guardian in the movie.